After life of 'struggle,' Alberta truck driver, wife win $50M lotto prize
Published Thursday, August 20, 2015 4:34PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 20, 2015 5:11PM EDT
An Alberta couple who won $50 million in a Lotto Max draw say they plan to use the money to reconnect with family and finally take a honeymoon.
Truck driver Raymond Scott, 38, bought the three tickets for the Aug. 7 draw in the village of Ardmore.
He said at a press conference in Edmonton that he and his wife Sheena, 27, found out they had won while at a store buying birth control.
Scott said the first order of business will be “buying her grandfather’s acreage (to) get it back in the family.”
Scott also said he wants to reconnect with his relatives, who live far away.
“Driving truck I was always gone and busy, so I’ve kind of lost touch with my side of the family,” he said.
“We were both the working poor our whole lives. I started out working with mom at the gas station,” he said, referring to a family-owned business that his mother has run ever since his father died.
“It’s been a struggle for our whole family,” he added.
The couple married last summer but hasn’t yet had a honeymoon, so that’s next on the list. According to Sheena Scott, they haven’t yet decided where to go.
They have, however, booked a trip to Toronto to meet with investors and see the Blue Jays, Raymond Scott said.
Scott also remarked that he found it “pretty crazy” they were getting the big cheque on Thursday – exactly one year after he had surgery for cancer.