$20M laid-off winner to make her own job

July 29, 2009 at 10:08 AM

TORONTO, July 29 (UPI) -- A Toronto woman laid off 16 months ago says she'll use her $20 million lottery winnings to create a job for herself because she doesn't like being bored.

Lydia Nono, 49, picked up her winning check Tuesday for last week's Super 7 check draw and told reporters of the typical winner's plans of paying off debts and a mortgage, taking a vacation and helping her three adult children.

But she said her future plans also include opening her own business, the Toronto Star reported.

"A coffee shop, a little one, something I can run myself," Nono said. "You have to do something, or you'll get bored."

A single parent, Nono was laid off from her job of making paper coffee cups for the Tim Horton doughnut chain in March 2008.

She said in her 20 years of playing the lottery, she's never won more than $500.

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