$1-mil­lion win­ners

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -


Fa­ther and daugh­ter, Dar­ren and Car­lee Doyle of Char­lot­te­town are $1 mil­lion Lotto Max win­ners.

The Doyles were an­nounced as the May 22 draw win­ners dur­ing a break at the Cavendish Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val over the week­end.

At­lantic Lotto is a ti­tle spon­sor of the fes­ti­val.

A re­lease from the cor­po­ra­tion says that the Doyles have been buy­ing lottery tick­ets to­gether for about six months.

Dar­ren checked his lottery num­bers us­ing the At­lantic Lottery mo­bile app, af­ter learn­ing there had been a win­ner in P.E.I.

“A few min­utes later he was shak­ing Car­lee awake to ask if she was see­ing the same num­bers he was,” states the news re­lease. “Then they woke up Car­lee’s brother for his opin­ion. Fi­nally, they called Car­lee’s mother at work to share the news, and she took the rest of the day off.”

The draw date also hap­pened to be Dar­ren’s wed­ding an­niver­sary.

“I’m try­ing to stay as mel­low and low key as I can,” Dar­ren said. “But even­tu­ally it’s go­ing to hit me.”

This win means Dar­ren can ful­fil a long-held dream to have a Mus­tang car.

He has or­dered one in all black with red leather seats. He’s also buy­ing a new car for his wife, and he plans to do some work on the fam­ily home.

In keep­ing with the car theme, Car­lee has also de­cided to buy a new ve­hi­cle. Oth­er­wise, she is still think­ing about things to do with the money. Go­ing to school on the Is­land in the au­tumn fig­ures into her plans.

“You don’t have to do it all at once,” Car­lee she said. “You can take your time with it. It will still be there.”

The win­ning ticket was sold at Belvedere Esso on Brack­ley Point Road in Char­lot­te­town.

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