Lottery Winner Shares With Church
Nov. 08, 1997
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) _ God, take note.
New Jersey's newest lottery millionaire plans to donate half of her nearly $12 million Pick 6 jackpot to her church.
Eleanor Boyer, 72, is a longtime volunteer at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church who can now give more than her time.
``The good Lord's looking out for me,'' Boyer said. ``I always said if I won, I would give some to the church.''
Boyer picked up her $11.8 million lump-sum prize Friday at the stationery store where she bought Monday's winning ticket.
Boyer plans to donate $5 million to $6 million to the church and will give much of the rest to relatives and local organizations, with no plans to splurge on herself.
``I live a very plain and practical life,'' said Boyer, who's been driving the same Chevrolet sedan for 29 years. ``I don't want anything. I don't even want a new car.''