Canada Cape Breton couple has modest plans for their $1M lottery win

01:58  11 april  2018
01:58  11 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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The couple has been together since their teenage years, and they are both originally from Stapleford. The couple ’s huge lottery win happened in 2012. Their first expenses were on their quite modest wedding.

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a group of people posing for the camera: Erin and David Huntington, of Marion Bridge, Cape Breton, say a new kitchen and two golf clubs will be among their purchases with their windfall.© Joan Weeks/ CBC Erin and David Huntington, of Marion Bridge, Cape Breton, say a new kitchen and two golf clubs will be among their purchases with their windfall. a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: The Huntingtons said their million-dollar lottery win made them think about what's most important and the answer is family.© Joan Weeks/ CBC The Huntingtons said their million-dollar lottery win made them think about what's most important and the answer is family.

Cape Breton's newest million-dollar lottery winners, Erin and David Huntington, of Marion Bridge, have modest plans for spending their windfall.

The couple, in their 50s with one son in university, collected their cheque Tuesday at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre in Sydney.

They said winning is different than they had imagined.

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With his modest , down-to-earth expectations, he bought the ticket. The 29 year old was bewildered when he came to know that he had won a humungous lottery prize worth £1Million. After he celebrated his £ 1 m National Lottery win , he along with his girlfriend started to plan their investments.

A Glace Bay couple now has a million new reasons to make Irish stew. New wording sought for Welcome to Cape Breton sign. When asked how the huge win will change their lives the couple said, “It won ’t.”

"When it happens, you realize what's really important," said Erin.

"What's important to us is family," added David. "We're close to our families and we do a lot of things together."

David, a co-owner of Ziggy's Pub and Grill in Sydney, said he has no plans to retire.

"I really enjoy the business," he said. "That's where you get to meet the people of Cape Breton. I look forward to going to work every day and will continue."

New golf clubs

As for what he wants to buy with the money, David's bucket list is simple.

"When Erin asked me, I enjoy golfing quite a bit and have travelled to golf and I just suggested maybe two clubs, a driver and a putter... not even a new set of clubs."

He added, "You always have some bills that you have to clear up, so let's not be shy about that."

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Couple Win Lottery . Read the text and look at the questions that follow it. We can now pay for our children's colleges, and we also plan to help people who aren't as fortunate." The couple has two kids, ages 15 and 10. Two other lottery winners also accepted their prizes at the same press conference.

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Erin is planning a new kitchen and will travel to Ireland with her sisters in the fall to watch their brother run the Dublin marathon.

David admits he is a big Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He was downstairs watching a hockey game when he checked his lotto 649 ticket.

"He came up and said do you have your glasses on?" said Erin. "Can you check these numbers? We knew after we looked at it a few times that it was the ticket but you are always hesitant. What could go wrong?"

When David was asked if he would give up the money to see his Leafs win the Stanley Cup, Erin quickly jumped in, "No, he wouldn't!"

David purchased the winning ticket at the Needs Convenience Store on Alexandra Street in Sydney just before Easter.

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