11/20/2011 02:26 EST | Updated 01/19/2012 05:12 EST

Oshawa couple wins $50-million Lotto Max jackpot

OSHAWA, Ont. - An Oshawa, Ont. couple has had a change of luck — the kind that can turn dreams into reality.

Linda Ingram says she freaked, screamed, and jumped up and down when she discovered that she and her husband, Don, had the winning ticket for Friday's $50-million Lotto Max jackpot.

Every week for the past several years Linda has purchased a lottery ticket from the same convenience store, and on Friday her strategy for getting rich finally paid off.

The Ingrams have been married for 30 years, and have spent the last 15 working as cooks at an Oshawa restaurant.

Friends say the two have been struggling to pay bills recently because of Don’s health problems.

Don Ingram told CTV News "It’s about time we got a chance to live a comfortable life," "And make everybody else happy too."

The two are still making plans, but say they intend to give some of their vast winnings to their two grown children. Linda, however, must first obtain photo ID so she can collect the $50-million.