Paradise couple province's latest millionaires

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When a prankster wins $1 million, it’s hard to convince those who know him that it is true.
"My brother said if he came down and I did not win, he would have to kill me. He had to see the ticket for himself," Rick Traverse said.
"(Mother) told me I was crazy. She thought I was drinking on Mother's Day."

Rick and his wife, Marion Traverse of Paradise, were presented with the million dollar cheque today at Atlantic Lottery’s Newfoundland and Labrador office in St. John’s.

The couple are winners of $1 million on the $100 Million Prestige Scratch’N Win ticket.

Rick purchased the ticket Friday night while picking up some items for a Mother’s Day party at Marie’s Mini Mart in Paradise.



Organizations: Mini Mart

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Niki
    May 15, 2014 - 09:58

    Congrats to them! So great to see a young couple win :) Enjoy!

  • Jim Vargas
    May 14, 2014 - 17:12

    They call it the "I don't have to live in Paradise anymore" fund.

  • Marshall Art
    May 14, 2014 - 17:05

    He was picking up some items for a Mother's Day party at Marie's Mini Mart ? Good on Marie's Mini Mart for hosting Mother's Day parties. lol Wanted: Proof Reader

  • michelle locke
    May 14, 2014 - 17:04

    so glad to see a young couple win this...if you have your health..enjoy to the fullest...things can change overnight...congrats....