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Winnipeg Group of 24 Splits $1M Lotto Prize

October 24, 2016 12:12 PM | News

Lotto Max Winners

A group of 24 co-workers from Winnipeg won $1 million on a recent Lotto Max draw. (WCLC / HANDOUT)

A group of 24 Winnipeg co-workers will each walk away with nearly $42,000 after a recent Lotto Max win.

The group won the September 16 draw worth $1,000,022.

“One of the ladies in our group sent me a text really early in the morning, saying we had won on Maxmillions,” said Darlene Johanson, one of the winners. “So, the first thing I did when I woke up was check the ticket on my mobile app. Sure enough, we were winners!”

Johanson purchased the ticket at the Seasons of Tuxedo Shell on Sterling Lyon Parkway.

Other winners in the group are Jason Buley, Marc Remillard, Daniel Vachon, Darryl Matlo, John Schubert, Hayley Schubert, Rhona Turner, Jocelyn Slusarczyk, Kelly Kliewer, Gary Wlasichuk, Edouard Chartier, Robert Nuttall, Kenneth Smith, Anton Gaspur, Kristina Flett, Brittany Young, Robert Manchulenko, Paul Remillard, Detlef Hammerling, Mathew Krahn, Christopher Rockwell, Philip Hayek and Donald Jashlyn.

The co-workers have been playing the weekly lottery together since November 2015.

Johanson said she plans on using her portion of the winnings to purchase a new vehicle.

“I’d like to get a brand new vehicle,” she said. “Something sporty-looking.”

The other winners plan to use their share of the cash to pay off bills and possibly take winter vacations.