Mount Pearl Couple Bags $675K in Lottery

Publish: 30.05.2017

It’s freedom at 55 according to Lynn Yetman, a woman from Mount Pearl who won $675,000 on Set for Life lottery.

Having already bought a brand-new Cadillac, Lynn and her husband Jim Yetman have big plans for their winnings as they look to sort out mortgage and credit card debt, and go on a family vacation with their two children and three grandchildren.

Huge Windfall

The Yetmans decided to go with Set for Life’s $675,000 lump-sum option instead of the $1,000 a week for 25 years. Lynn Yetman promises to continue playing Set for Life and reveals interesting storyline behind her huge windfall.

Lynn was feeling said the morning she walked into a Marie’s Mini Mart to buy a scratch ticket which eventually got her mere $50. She then bought $50 worth of tickets, including the Set for Life ones, and headed back to her home-care business. Unfortunately, she was had no luck as those $50-worth tickets had her win no more than $14.

And when at 3AM her office manager asked her if she needed anything out of a Marie’s Mini mart, Lynn asked for some tickets as if she felt it was her time to win.

“I asked for three Set for Life and two one-dollar Nevadas.”, she explains.

“I started scratching. I said, ‘No luck on you,’ after scratching two, and the last one I scratched: [it said] ‘set for life, set for life, set for life’!”

Eighth Winners

Jim Yetman was so overwhelmed he could not understand his wife. And when she finally explained they won $675,000, he didn’t believe at first.

Interestingly enough, Yetmans are the eighth Set for Life winners in Newfoundland and Labrador in the last 15 months.