Marystown woman wins a million

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Donna Bruce was given a cheque for a million dollars today at the Atlantic Lottery office in St. John’s. 

Bruce, from Marystown, learned she had the winning ticket a few days after it was announced there was a winner in town. But she waited for her husband to return from work on a ship in Alaska before claiming her prize. 

She said she’d like to take her family on a vacation. 

The ticket was bought at Marystown Freshmart, and that business will receive a one per cent seller’s prize. 

The Telegram will post a video of Bruce discussing her win shortly.

 

Editor's note: This is an edited version of the original story

Geographic location: Marystown

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  • david
    December 22, 2012 - 16:02

    Wow. What insight. Your ilk represents Atlantic Lotto's dream and Newfoundland's sad fate. Lottery tickets...the province's most successful investment success story. Pure comedy gold.

  • paul
    December 22, 2012 - 11:12

    I thought same thing Bill. Gee so negative they. Are. These are the same breed that come out of the woodwork to crap on the lucky winner. I say. Its a game of risk. You pay your money. Take your chances. The negative armchair ones are totally Green. With envy. All the best to the winner.

  • sophia
    December 22, 2012 - 03:33

    Maybe she didn't go to the store? Maybe someone else did? She is not thrilled huh! Did she buy the ticket with cash? It was an automatic pick not numbers she choose? Wish I could see the video of her buying the ticket

  • bill
    December 22, 2012 - 02:07

    jeez by's you sound like a bunch cryin sleevens, the lady was lucky enough to buy the ticket, ya sure i wish i could do the same, she is a newfie down to earth, for sure happy, but shows she is more happy for her family and wishin they were closer to home, get of your lazy arse's and away from your computers, still cryin' you have to work, boo hoo you.. congratulations Donna, a well deserved win...

  • david
    December 21, 2012 - 13:59

    Now, everyone run out to that little Freshmart (it's now super lucky, you know!) and help Atlantic Lotto make back 1000 times what it gave out. And good job, media, for providing such wonderful "coverage" of this ongoing "good news" story! Ah, winners!!

  • david
    December 21, 2012 - 13:57

    Now, everyone run out to that little Freshmart (it's lucky, you know!) and help Atlantic Lotto make back 1000 times what it gave out. And good job, media, for providing such wonderful "coverage" of this ongoing "good news" story! Ah, winners!!

  • stephen
    December 21, 2012 - 13:42

    nice to see a winner! Any one think the lotto max should be 25 2million dollar prizes instead of 1 50 million dollar prize,and should all prizes have to be given away every draw? It would seem to me unfair that someone can sell you a ticket on a prize that may not even be won?

  • Paul
    December 21, 2012 - 13:01

    Jeez, she sounds thrilled. Not.

  • Reader
    December 21, 2012 - 12:08

    So, is her last name Ryan or Bruce?

  • GL
    December 21, 2012 - 11:16

    And the cheque is payable to Donna Bruce ??????