Guelph auto workers split $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

  • Guelph auto workers split $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

Guelph auto workers split $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

A group of nine co-workers in Guelph are $60 million richer.

At a news conference held Thursday morning, Guelph resident Mercedes Granadino said that she called the person who organized the pool on the day the winning ticket was announced. "But I had this sixth sense, like some spirit sitting on my shoulder telling me to play!"

A relatively new tradition, the group decided they would only spend the money for the big prize. One by one, the rest of the winning team was notified, culminating in a group meeting at a park where they all celebrated the win. When he turned it on in the evening and it "blew up" with messages from Meneses.

The group said that they have all resigned from their jobs, joking that they shut down the production line.

"We were all excited, we didn't know what to do", Rush said. "My mind was blown, it's just so overwhelming!" "I still can't fathom the whole thing right now". Before their $60 million dollar win, the group had only bought lottery tickets together three or four times.

"We only play if it's $50 million plus, we want the big one!"Ala Hirmiz from Kitchenener, Ont. told reporters".

"My phone was vibrating, "gagnant", $60 million, big victor, and still I couldn't believe", he said.

"I thought maybe this app is lying, so I'm going to go to winning numbers", Meneses said.

Two of the winners are from Kitchener, the others are from Guelph. The winners of the lottery are as young as 21 years old to as old as 57 years old. OLG said they have 17 kids between them; eight of them are immigrants, hailing from parts of the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa.

A group of Ontarians have won the lottery jackpot and we're beyond jealous.

The group says that even though they won't be seeing each other every day anymore, they still plan to keep in touch, planning a get-together for a year from now and keeping in touch through calls and texts. "I said you better check the number".

"Just play and then pray", Grandino said.