Windsor Couple Celebrates Wedding Anniversary With Cash For Life

A Windsor couple is celebrating after winning the top prize in the Cash for Life lottery game. 

Lauri and Charles Caron have chosen the lump sum payment of $675,000, instead of the $1,000 a week.

“I’ve been playing the lottery for about 30 years,” shared Lauri. “I enjoy playing INSTANT tickets, LOTTO MAX, LOTTARIO and LOTTO 6/49, with the same numbers each week. Charles only plays LOTTO MAX – this was the first INSTANT ticket he’s ever played.”

The winning ticket was a present from Lauri to Charles on their third wedding anniverary. 

When Charles, a 60-year-old retired automotive industry worker, played the ticket and noticed there were three ‘LIFE’ symbols, he asked Lauri what they meant. “She said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me!’” he laughed.

Lauri, a 54-year old registered nurse, says “It feels surreal. We all dream about winning but we don’t ever expect it to happen. It’s a fantasy that’s come true.”

The couple plans on using their winnings to pay some bills, remodel their home, and explore Arizona on their motorcycles.