Victoria travel agents share in $1 million win09/07/2015
Five co-workers from Victoria are celebrating after winning a $1 million Maxmillion prize on the June 26, 2015 Lotto Max draw.
The group of travel agents -- Beverley Todd, Bryan Evans, Shelagh De Sousa, Shan Brindle, and William Smith -- say their win continues to feel surreal after learning they matched 7/7 numbers, winning $1 million.
Spokesperson and Group Trustee, Beverley Todd says purchasing a Lotto Max ticket on behalf of the group has been her Friday ritual for years.
“All of us have been playing the lottery together for about nine years and we always choose our own numbers – our favourite numbers,” explained Todd. “About two years ago we added in a fifth co-worker, Bryan, and that changed up our playing numbers.”
It was a regular day at work when the group checked their winning ticket on a break and that’s when everything changed.
“No one else in the group could believe the win – we had to put the cashier on the phone to explain we had a winning ticket,” said Todd. “The best part was phoning my colleagues and sharing the exciting news.”
Everyone has different plans for their $200,000 portion of the prize including paying off debts, sharing some of the wealth with family, and of course, travelling!
The winning ticket was purchased at the Pharmasave in Oak Bay.
Lotto Max can be played at all lottery retail locations and online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 6:00 p.m. (PT) on draw day (Friday). Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at bclc.com.
*Picture from left to right: Shan Brindle, William Smith, Beverley Todd, Shelagh De Sousa, Bryan Evans