Angela Capstick MacNeil is Cape Breton’s newest millionaire after scratching the grand prize of the Super Set for Life instant win ticket during her recent birthday celebration.
“This is definitely the most memorable birthday gift I’ve ever got,” Capstick MacNeil said, in a press release issued by the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.
“It all happened at this birthday party I didn’t even know I was having. My immediate family was all there with me.”
The winning ticket was purchased by her mother at Shoppers Drug Mart in North Sydney and placed in a birthday card her son would give her during the birthday party.
“My brother used Atlantic Lottery’s mobile scanner to check the ticket.” she said. “He scanned it about 40 times and we still couldn’t believe it.”
The top prize for the Super Set for Life Scratch’N Win ticket is either $100,000 a year for 20 years, or a lump sum payment of $1.5 million. Capstick MacNeil opted to receive the lump sum payment.
She and her husband are planning to invest some of the money. A trip to Disneyland for her family is also in the works.