Against the odds, Shelley Lelievre knows what luck feels like.
Though it's so far slipped through her fingers.
She works at Wayne's Beauty Salon, in the Cape Breton fishing village of Cheticamp, N.S. The community is known for hooked rugs and as a Francophone enclave.
But to Shelley, and others along the Cabot Trail, the entire region should also be known for lotto luck.
The 43-year-old hairdresser counts three lottery millionaires among clients, including Gaye Lillington, who along with husband Ray, won $3.2 last May.
"All are from up north — a tiny dot on the map," Shelley said.
"What are the odds?" she wondered.
And so did we.
Across Canada, there are legends of lucky stores, families, towns or even provinces.
So QMI Agency collected statistics for Lotto 6/49 payouts for last year and 2013, of at least a million dollars. The kind of damn-we're-rich amounts people daydream about.
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