A couple who spent the weekend unsuccessfully fishing for trout landed a million dollar prize instead.
Danielle Stamp and Chris Ward of Mount Pearl were on their way to the Salmonier Line to fish when they decided to stop for gas. At the station they heard that the winning ticket was sold in their area, but had no time to queue for their ticket to get checked. They only had the opportunity to get the ticket checked on their way back from fishing, and then found out they had won $1 million.
The happy couple who have a 10-month old son now say Stamp need not go back to work as they had planned earlier. With their win, she can afford a long maternity leave.