Latest update: The winner of this lottery died on 9th January 2018 just after two months of winning this lottery. Bishop passed away surrounded by her family, according to an online obituary. She was 51.
At the time of writing this post Diane Bishop, of Mount Pearl Newfoundland was fighting cancer and was all happy with Set for life wins of $1.5 million lottery in November 2017. A Newfoundland mom who won the lottery said she can now retire and focus on fighting cancer. Read the whole story below.
It was a life changing win for her that helped her with financial stress allowing her now to retire peacefully taking care of her health. Winning the jackpot wasn’t the only piece of good news she received as her chemotherapy is working for the first time since her battle with stage four breast cancer began in April 2016.
She believes that these two miracles are the power of prayer as she knows that the cancer is incurable but she can now turn her attention to fighting it full time.
Bishop as a single mother was unable to stop working at the convenience store she manages because government support barely covered her mortgage payments.
Sympathetic readers last year rallied and thousands of dollars were raised for Bishop to receive treatment in Toronto, and weeks later she she bought a lottery ticket from the same store she manages.
She was given two options: her win could be dispensed in annual payments of $100,000 for the next 20 years, or she could take a $1.5-million lump sum payment and she chose the latter. She will also be donating the money raised for her treatment to another cancer patient. Also the win also means that she can now afford treatment in her province, and can spend festivals with her family.
With the winning money she has purchased a new bed and recliner, both of which will help with the daily discomfort she experiences from her illness. She also plans to pay off her mortgage as well as her son’s.
Which lottery did she played?
Diane Bishop played ‘Set for Life’ lottery. It’s a instant scratchie game offered by Atlantic Lottery where you can win up to $100,000 a year for 20 years! Or win up to $1,500,000 plus additional prize categories of $100,000, $10,000, $1,000 and other cash prizes with overall odds of 1 in 2.95
All you need is to get yourself Set for life lotto ticket from the retailer and play games.
Atlantic Lottery Scratch ‘N Win games give you the chance to win in an instant. These tickets come in a variety of sizes and styles, including different ways to play. The Scratch’N Win tickets vary in price from $1 to $30 and offer a variety of Top Prizes. Every Scratch ‘N Win ticket offers something unique. But they are all fun and easy to play.
Games come with different variety and ways to play
Games 1-9 or games 10-12.
In games 1 to 9 you scratch each game completely. If you uncover three (3) identical prize amounts in the same game, you win that prize. If you uncover three SUPER SET FOR LIFE symbols in the same game, you win $100,000 a year for 20 years.
In games 10 to 12 you scratch each game completely. If you uncover three (3) identical prize amounts in the same game, you win the corresponding prize for that same game. If the corresponding prize won is SUPER SET FOR LIFE, you win $100,000 a year for 20 years.
The winner may choose either an annuity of $100,000 per year for 20 years or a single lump sum cash payment of $1,500,000.
Although SUPER SET FOR LIFE is also offered in other regions across Canada, tickets can only be validated or checked within the region they were purchased.
There are different games and their game number keeps changing. At the time of writing the game #4019 for $4 lotto ticket had a prize $675,000 and was offered with Games 1, 3 and 4 to scratch game and in any one game you have to find three (3) identical prize amounts and win that prize.
In games 2 and 5 you need to scratch each game and in any one game, find three (3) identical symbols and WIN the corresponding prize for that same GAME.
NOTE: If, by following the PLAY INSTRUCTIONS, you WIN the SET FOR LIFE prize, you WIN $1,000 a week for 25 years. Scratch the entire BONUS section. If you uncover a prize amount, you instantly WIN that prize. You could WIN $4, $6, $10 or $20 in the BONUS section.
ALC pulls games when the top prizes have been claimed for games that feature significant or unique top prizes that represent a significant percentage of the total prize pool such as Set for Life. For other games where the top prizes make up only a small portion of total prize pool, ALC does not pull those games.
For details on other prizes available on these games contact Lottery Support Services at 1-800-561-3942.
Note that to claim a prize on a Scratch’N Win ticket the regional scratch tickets don’t have an expiry date. National scratch tickets or tickets created with other jurisdictions may be subject to expiry. If they are, it will be printed on the ticket.