‘Magnificent Group of seven (plus one)’ celebrates $1 million Lotto 6/49 win24/02/2016
A group of eight co-workers from Mission have one million reasons to celebrate after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize on the February 20, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.
The co-workers from Save-On-Foods call themselves the ‘Magnificent Group of Seven (Plus One)’ and have been buying Lotto 6/49 as a group for ten years. This isn’t the first big win for the group – they won $104,000 back in 2008.
Group trustee, Debra Mortimore says being able to share the $1 million with friends makes the win more exciting and special.
“It’s a lot more fun to share this. What’s great is that we are all able to claim the money and experience this win together”, exclaimed Mortimore.
Mortimore says the group’s members plan to use their share of the money to pay off debts, travel, renovate their homes and buy news toys like cars and jewelry.
But first they’re going to celebrate in style!
“We’ll be celebrating! We have a limousine rented and the champagne is already waiting in the limo,” smiled Mortimore.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Mission Town Pantry on Lougheed Highway.
Every time a lottery ticket is purchased in B.C., it funds programs across the province.
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PT). Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million. Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.
Pictured Back row left to right: Debbie Mortimore, Jim Garrett, Connie Freeman, Chrissy VanKoughnett
Pictured Front row left to right: Jack Bell, Sandy Parkin , Janie Cragg, Gary Preston