31 oil refinery workers – including twin brothers, a married couple, a father and son and three people who live on the same street in a tiny Newfoundland town – took on the mantle of millionaire on Wednesday.
It is the largest prize ever awarded in Atlantic Canada, and each winner will get about $1.9m.
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The winners and about 300 jubilant family members gathered at St. John’s convention centre to receive $60million from Atlantic Lottery Corp. after the group bought the winning Lotto Max ticket last week at a gas station in Holyrood.
Five of the workers say they are taking the opportunity to retire. The rest – all members of the same union – are staying on at the refinery, BBC reports
Sherry Moore Hickey, who bought the winning ticket for the group, said:
It is hard to believe it’s happening!