Dartmouth’s Marilyn Boylan has spent much of her life looking out for others, so when she won $1 million in the Jan. 6 Lotto Max draw, she immediately told daughter Tracy she’d split the prize with her.
They picked up their cheque on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Atlantic Lottery office in Dartmouth.
“I always told my children — I’m going to win the lottery someday,” Boylan said in a news release.
Her daughter remembers her generous mother welcoming less fortunate people into their home when they knocked on the door, despite working full-time and being a single mom.
“I worked long hours to put food in their stomach, a roof over their head and clothes on their back,” Boylan said. “You add a little water to the soup pot and you do what you have to do.”
They were one of 18 winners in the draw, and the only winner in Atlantic Canada.
One of the items on Boylan’s new to-do list is to apply for a passport. She plans to travel to England next year and attend Crufts, one of the world’s largest dog shows.
Family Drug Centre on Portland Street in Dartmouth sold the winning ticket and will receive a one-per-cent seller’s prize.