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Surrey co-workers to share $1-million lotto prize

A group of Surrey healthcare workers celebrate their $1-million Lotto Max MaxMillions win. The ticket was purchased in South Surrey. - BCLC photo
A group of Surrey healthcare workers celebrate their $1-million Lotto Max MaxMillions win. The ticket was purchased in South Surrey.
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Pooling their money together for a Lotto Max ticket has paid off for a handful of Surrey healthcare workers.

The 17 co-workers will share in a $1-million MaxMillion prize, won in the March 14 draw. Each will receive $58,823.17.

The ticket was purchased in South Surrey, at the Mac's convenience store at 160 Street and King George Boulevard – a different purchase location than usual for the group.

"I was busy running kids around to Scouts and Girl Guides so I stopped at my neighborhood Mac's instead of where I usually go," said Irene Wong, representing the winners. "This is a true case of 'right place, right time.'"

Wong did not check the ticket until a week after the draw, when she fed it through a self-checker "around 10 times" before believing it was a winner. When she got home, she began calling her co-workers, many of whom didn't believe her.

"I had to bring the slip into work the next day to prove to them I wasn't lying," she said.

The winner of the March 14 $50-million Lotto Max jackpot – reported to have been purchased in Langley – has yet to come forward.

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