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Delta colleagues celebrate $1 million Christmas Eve win


A group of 15 colleagues from Delta received a special Christmas present this year after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize on the December 24, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw. The group discovered they won big on Christmas morning when the group trustee, Lyle Mattern, checked the draw results online.

“Once I confirmed we won, I started emailing the group and that’s when the excited calls and texts started coming in. What a great Christmas present,” smiled Mattern.

The group of 15 works together in Delta and they live across the Lower Mainland and have been playing together for two years.

“Nobody wants to quit this group now,” laughed Mattern. “I bet some people will even want to join our group once the word gets out that we won. We already have our tickets for tonight’s draw so who knows, maybe we’ll be back here next week!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Save-On-Foods on Kingsway in Burnaby.

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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

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