Canadian teen wins $1000 a week for life on 1st lottery ticket

Mar 30, 2018, 00:14
Canadian teen wins $1000 a week for life on 1st lottery ticket

A Quebec teenager who celebrated her 18th by buying her first-ever lottery ticket got the surprise of her life when she hit the jackpot. The prize would be worth just over $775 per week in American dollars. She won, and had the choice between taking a C$1m ($780,000; £550,000) lump sum or earning $1,000 a week for life.

Either way, Ms Lagarde said she consulted a financial advisor before making her decision. She says she wants to use the money to travel and put it towards her education.

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Couce-Tard, the retailer where Lagarde bought the winning ticket, will receive a $10,000 prize.

If she lives to 83, the average life expectancy in Canada, it means she'll have been paid up to CA$4 million (NZ$4.3 million).

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Loto-Quebec said she went to local liquor store for sparkling wine and also bought herself a $4 scratch lottery ticket at a nearby convenience store on March 13.

Charlie, who lives in Quebec province, took two weeks to decide which to opt for, and finally chose the latter option after being told she would not be taxed for it. "One of my dreams would be to work for National Geographic", the BBC reported her as saying.

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