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November 17, 2021

Set for Life top prize worth $675K brightens N.L. couple’s day

ST. JOHN’S (N.L.) – The days may be getting shorter, but the sun was shining for Brian Abbott of Paradise, N.L. when he recently discovered three sun symbols on his Set for Life Scratch’N Win ticket.

After uncovering the matching symbols, Abbott paused before scratching the “Prize Lot” space to reveal what he had won.

“I figured it was going to be four bucks and when it said, ‘Set for Life’ I thought ‘No way, it can’t be,’ so I checked it on my phone,” Abbott said. “When I did, it said ‘Major winner’ with confetti going all over.”

Abbott’s wife, Jackie Short, was doing her hair when he came in and told her they should have a drink to celebrate, as they had just won Set for Life. While Short did not initially believe her husband, she eventually screamed in excitement.

“Everyone always hopes to win, and when I saw ‘Set for Life’ I thought, ‘Wow this is going to be good,’” Abbott said. “It’s going to make things a lot easier. It’s a big sigh of relief.”

Atlantic Lottery’s Set for Life Scratch’N Win ticket offers two options for the top prize. Winners can choose to receive $1,000 a week for 25 years, or a lump sum payment of $675,000. Abbott and Short will receive the lump sum payment.

Plans for their winnings include paying off their mortgage and bills, kitchen renovations, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle for Abbott and a new car for their son.

“He’s such a good kid. When we told him he said, ‘You and Dad deserve it and more - I don’t want anything, I want you and Dad to spend it on you,’” Short said. “We’ll definitely make sure to take care of him, anyway.”

The couple also hopes to travel more, including a trip with their son to finally see their favourite team, the Boston Bruins, play a home game.

This is the second top prize claimed from the 4052 series of Set for Life. There are three top prizes remaining in the series and only a limited number of tickets left available at retail locations.

The winning Set for Life ticket was purchased at Hamilton’s Grocery in Paradise, N.L. The retailer will receive a one per cent seller’s prize.


Media contact:
Lindsay Meekins
Public Relations Strategist
Atlantic Lottery
506-867-5800 ext. 5840


BACKGROUNDER: Set for Life Scratch’N Win Ticket

·       Set for Life is a $4 Scratch’N Win ticket which has two options for the top prize -  $1,000 a week for 25 years or a lump sum of $675,000.

·       This top prize claimed was from the 4052 series of the game, which launched on April 15, 2021.

·       Three top prizes remain in the 4052 series.