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Lottery winner plans to give half of jackpot to her church

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God, take note.

New Jersey's newest lottery millionaire plans to donate half of her nearly $12 million Pick 6 jackpot to her church.Eleanor Boyer, 72, is a longtime volunteer at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church who can now give more than her time.

"The good Lord's looking out for me," Boyer said. "I always said if I won, I would give some to the church."

Boyer picked up her $11.8 million lump-sum prize Friday at the stationery store where she bought Monday's winning ticket.

Boyer plans to donate $5 million to $6 million to the church and will give much of the rest to relatives and local organizations, with no plans to splurge on herself.