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New Liskeard couple wins $500,000 on instant lottery ticket

Carrie Noel and Karl Nelson of New Liskeard have won $500,000 on an instant lottery ticket. (Image courtesy of OLG) Carrie Noel and Karl Nelson of New Liskeard have won $500,000 on an instant lottery ticket. (Image courtesy of OLG)
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A New Liskeard couple are half a million dollars richer after winning with Instant High Roller.

Instant High Roller is available for $50 and the top prize is $500,000.

Carrie Noel and Karl Nelson of New Liskeard said they have been playing the lottery for ten years and this is their first big win, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) said in a news release.

"I checked the ticket and thought we won $50,000 at first. I was so happy,” Nelson is quoted as saying in the new release.

“I checked again and realized it was actually $500,000."

When the coupled called their family, none of them believed them, OLG said.

"(When) he called me to tell me and I thought he was joking until he showed me his phone screen," Noel said.

The pair said they plan to put the winning towards some home renovations, paying bills and will invest some.

"We would love to take a trip to Greece and England. This will be our first trip in a long time," they said.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Esso on Highway 11B in New Liskeard.

Earlier this year, an 18-year-old student in Sault Ste. Marie make history winning $48 million on her very first lottery purchase and another northern Ontario couple won their second instant lottery jackpot within seven months.

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