Lottery Winner's Newfoundland Mansion Has Sat Unsold For 4 Years

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Jim MacIsaac had one of the luckiest days of his life when he won the lottery 14 years ago.

But his luck appears to have run out in the course of trying to sell a home he bought with his winnings.

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The ex-salesman from Corner Brook, N.L. bought a Lotto 6/49 ticket at Gander Mall on his way home in April 2002. He soon found out he had won $10 million, CBC News reported.

MacIsaac used some of the money to buy a waterfront mansion in the town of Deer Lake, just over 50 kilometres from Corner Brook.

He is now the home's only resident, and he's been trying to offload the home for four years. It is now listed at $1.195 million.

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The property is a two-storey stone house that MacIsaac has renovated and added to over the years.

It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and it sits on a site overlooking Deer Lake.

Other features include Swarovski crystal chandeliers, geothermal in-floor heating and fibre-optic interior lighting.

There's also a dedicated theatre room with a giant screen and a bar.

deer lake home

Owning a luxurious home is one thing. Trying to sell it is another.

A 20-room stone mansion in Magog, Que., for example, spent two years on the market before it sold for $13.25 million last year — after being marked down from $25 million.

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney had listed his mansion in Montreal's Westmount area for over a year before it sold for $5.8 million in 2015.

He also had to slash the home's price, after initially listing it for $7.9 million.

MacIsaac may eventually find a buyer. But clearly, the price has to be right.

Check out more photos of the Deer Lake mansion:

Lottery Winner Selling $1.2 million Newfoundland Mansion (July 2016)
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