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Irene Wong in-trust won $1,000,001 playing Lotto Max

MAXMILLION Win for Surrey Healthcare Workers

28/03/2014

The decision to throw some money into the workplace lottery pool for the March 14 Lotto Max draw paid off in spades for 17 Surrey co-workers, the latest group in B.C. to share a $1 million MAXMILLION prize.

Irene Wong, the group trustee, says she bought the ticket at a different location this time around. “I was busy running the kids around to Scouts and Girl Guides so I stopped at my neighbourhood Macs instead of where I usually go,” she explains. “This is a true case of ‘right place, right time’.”

A week after the draw, Irene says she fed the ticket into the self-checker around10 times in a row before she began to scream with excitement. “I was in totally disbelief that we had actually won!”

She began calling her co-workers once she got home. Many accused her of playing a joke on them. “I had to bring the slip into work the next day to prove to them I wasn’t lying,” she laughs.

Each member of the group will receive $58,823.53. All 17 winners have different plans for their winnings. There’s talk of travel, investments and the likelihood of a few new cars in the parking lot at work.  

The ticket was purchased at Macs on King George at 160th in Surrey.

The winner of the $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot from March 14 has yet to come forward.

LOTTO MAX can be played at all lottery retail locations and online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 6 p.m. (PT) on Friday. Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at bclc.com.

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