One of the most exciting things that could happen to people involved in the lottery world and the hype surrounding it is actually winning one of the generous cash prizes that come once you match all of the drawn numbers. Moreover, there are instances where even this could be topped when players win in bundles after playing together with their friend. Nine co-workers of Guelph could confirm that after claiming their CA$60-million Lotto MAX jackpot yesterday.
The last days of 2018 were special for many players who managed to get to the generous lottery jackpots, but December 21 was especially notable since the nine friends learned that they are eligible for the massive windfall. The priceless piece of paper has the numbers 07-21-23-25-31-34-45 printed on it, in addition to the Bonus number 37. The group of friends and co-workers got really into lottery action once they learned that the jackpot is surging.
Friends Win Together as a Team
There is nothing surprising in this statement because as soon as the news about a jackpot on the rise is issued, thousands of people are quick to make their way to the nearest lottery retailer and try their luck with a ticket purchase. This, in turn, increases the jackpot even further, benefitting the eventual winner or winners. Such was the case with the nine colleagues that got into purchasing lottery tickets together in the hopes of winning big.
Lady luck was generous enough to ensure they will lay their hands on one of the most generous cash payouts in December. The younger player among them is 21-year-old whereas the oldest one is aged 57. They were all working at the assembly floor at the Linamar Corporation in Guelph. Workdays used to go better together, as they even worked in one shift, making the work process less mundane.
Ala Hirmiz hailing from Kitchener is one of the winners who claimed that they are all good friends not only at work but also in their spare time. Celebrating birthdays together has been foreshadowing of this celebration of the grand windfall. Keeping a close relationship with one’s co-workers makes the entire work process much more entertaining, productive, and sometimes financially beneficial.
So What Next for the Winners
Many of the nine winners have participated in lottery games in the past, as one does, especially around bigger jackpot such as this one. Last fall the CA$50-million jackpot drew their attention, as they felt that it is going to increase more in the upcoming weeks. This is how they began purchasing tickets regularly, having bought only four tickets by December 21. Fernando Meneses was the individual who bought the lucky ticket and kept it safe until the draw.
Soon after the regular weekly draw, Mercedes Granadino, another one of the winners called Meneses to remind him to check the numbers. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation provides its players with an advanced and easy to use mobile app that allows them to scan the ticket. The ticket-holder was quick to scan the piece of paper and after several scans and number checks, he realized this is one of the most special nights of his life.
Soon after they confirmed the news, all of them filed their resignations, giving themselves the time to focus on pursuing their dreams. This would mean that they will no longer see each other every day, but this is what the Internet is for. All nine of them have agreed that they will meet in a year’s time in order to catch up in real life, and until then they will keep in touch via texts and phone calls. Stories like this one show that when many people believe in something collectively, they could bring actual change to their lives.