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Cache Creek couple eye travel after $500,000 lotto win

Sandra Elizabeth Morgan, left, and her husband William Arthur Morgan won $500,000 on the Extra after years of buying lottery tickets.
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October 15, 2019 - 1:00 PM

A retired Cache Creek couple in their 70s found out yesterday that they were $500,000 richer.

William Arthur Morgan and Sandra Elizabeth Morgan were out shopping when they found out they had a winning ticket, after years of playing.

“I went to check my lotto tickets. I had four of them, three of them were losers and the last one I checked it said that I won $500,000,” William says. “She was still shopping so I went and got her to confirm the ticket was the definite winner, and she checked it twice.”

William used to work as a computer technician for the school board in Ashcroft, while Sandra worked as a licensed practical nurse in the long-term care wing at Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Care Centre, and they have been retired for seven and three years, respectively. Wiliam says the couple often bought lottery tickets as they felt it was going towards a good cause, and they will continue to keep up the tradition.

The Morgans celebrated a bit anniversary earlier this year with a modest date, and plan to celebrate the milestone again after receiving the money.

“We just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary this year… we just went out and had something to eat at our favourite restaurant,” Wiliam says. “We’ll find another way to celebrate.”

As well as another anniversary celebration, the couple are planning a few trips with family, including their two children.

“I’m planning to go with my daughter to Hawaii to visit cousins and later on in the year I’ll go visit my brother in Toronto,” Sandra says.
“I’m going to down to Las Vegas with my son and take in some MMA fights and some other sporting events,” William says.

Besides the family trips, the couple is simply looking forward to paying off their house and bills, and living comfortably.

“We were super shocked, we’re still in disbelief and we're really, really happy,” Sandra says. “We feel totally relaxed now. It’s going to be a great retirement.”

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