Ajax woman wants to “pay it forward” after winning $50,000 with Daily Keno

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Ajax woman wants to “pay it forward” after winning $50,000 with Daily Keno's Profile



A late-night urge to check a lottery ticket turned into a bedroom celebration for one lucky Ajax woman.

Marilyn Allen-McPherson says she was at home when she discovered her big $50,000 win in the July 14 draw for Daily Keno 8 Pick.

“I was lying in bed in the middle of the night and had this sudden urge to check my ticket,” explained Allen-McPherson. “I used the OLG Lottery App to scan my ticket and woke my husband up to tell him.”

When the 50-year-old insurance agent told her husband about the windfall, she says “he popped out of bed and asked to see for himself!”

As a mother, Allen-McPherson says her first priority is to set aside some of her winnings as nest eggs for her kids.

“I’m going to focus on helping others and when I’ve satisfied that need, I will find a way to treat myself,” she smiled.

However, Allen-McPherson says one of the things she’s most exited about is the possibility of helping people in her community.

“I feel like I can do so much with this money,” she conlcuded. “I can pay it forward with some of the people around me. That will feel so wonderful!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Yoons Convenience on Kingston Road in Pickering.

Photo courtesy of OLG

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