December 21, 2023
ST. JOHN’S (N.L.) – Jennifer Ledrew of Paradise, N.L. was spending her Friday night shopping with a friend when she decided to pick up a Scratch’N Win ticket at the mall lottery kiosk, ultimately leading to a Set for Life top prize win.
Ledrew tucked the Set for Life ticket away until she had some downtime the following day to scratch it.
“I scratched the first game and I looked at it and there was three symbols of the Set for Life and I’m like, ‘No, can’t be, I have to get my glasses,’” Ledrew said. “I couldn’t believe it, I could not believe what I was looking at. My heart started to race, my hands were shaking and I couldn’t stop looking at it because I was in complete disbelief.”
Atlantic Lottery’s Set for Life is a $4 Scratch’N Win ticket that 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. Ledrew opted to receive the lump sum payment.
Ledrew was having trouble processing what she was seeing, so she immediately called her friend who had been with her when she bought the ticket.
“I called her, and I said, ‘I’m looking at that Set for Life ticket and it’s showing three symbols of Set for Life. That means I won, right?’” Ledrew said. “I was in so much disbelief, I had to question it. I was flipping the ticket, reading the instructions and she brought the rules up on her phone and said that means I did win, and I just screamed.”
Ledrew plans to save most of her prize money to use as a retirement fund and to help her daughter who graduates this year and has plans to return to school for further education. She also hopes to do some travelling as she hasn’t had the opportunity to do so in many years.
“We’re getting at that age now, my friends are going to retire, and I just thought I’d have to work for a long time yet,” Ledrew said. “I plan to retire now at 60 as opposed to 70 or 75. There are no words to describe how I feel, it is such a relief.”
Ledrew purchased her winning Set for Life ticket at the Avalon mall lottery kiosk in St. John’s, N.L. The seller will receive a one per cent seller’s prize.
Atlantic Lottery Public Communications Strategist
BACKGROUNDER: Set for Life Scratch’N Win Ticket