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Elevens boost confidence of Saltspring Lotto player

Nov 11 2011
Dorothy Baker believes in the power of the number 11. 

Dorothy Baker believes in the power of the number 11.

Photograph by: Bruce Stotesbury, timescolonist.com

Dorothy Baker is hoping that her luck with the number 11 will pay off big today.

At 11:11 a.m., on the 11th month of 2011, the 50-year-old Saltspring Island resident will buy 11 Lotto Max tickets worth $11 each and she hopes all the stars fall into alignment.

The number 11 has been significant since she wore it on her sports jersey as a youth, she said.

"When I was in high school and I played sports and was upside down, I was still number 11," Baker said, laughing, Thursday.

"It's been lucky for me all my life — every time I look at my watch, it's 11:11. Elevens are in my life."

Baker believes now is a good time to play the lottery. "Here's my time," she said. "I've been a positive thinker, playing the lottery a lot." Baker is visiting her mother today in View Royal, where she plans to buy her tickets at Thrifty Foods. She just hopes there isn't a big lineup.

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