Winners

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Friday the 13th $60 million jackpot luck!

A close-knit group of five friends who spent 10 years of playing lotto max together by taking turns buying ticket had finally hit the jackpot. It was more than what they had dreamed of. One of them had always thought that they would win but never expected to win a big $60 million jackpot prize.

Friday the 13th $60 million jackpot luck! This group of friends, former colleagues, IT professionals and with four of them working for Payments Canada are Bryan Redman of Ottawa, Stephane Dionne of Embrun, Ont., Christopher Beazley of Carleton Place, Ont., Gilles Dionne and Norman MacDonald, both of Gatineau, Que., — won the jackpot for the OLG Lotto Max draw. They are all married and with nine children between them.

It was Bryan Redman’s to buy the ticket at the time which he almost forgot doing so and nonchalantly threw the ticket in his drawer. By the next day, checking the numbers on his phone, he freaked out and he could not believe the result he saw and so he prantically ran to the gas station to check the ticket on the little ticker and was dumdfounded called his friends to share the great news.

Gilles Dionne was the first one who answered and thought his friend was pulling a prank and told him that he would not believe until he check the numbers himself but began crying.

All five of them went to a gas station in Orleans, a suburb of Ottawa, Canada to confirm their winning tickets. As the shocked attendant was taken aback in awe, all five of them couldn’t control their smiling faces and shrieked with glee as the winning ticket was confirmed to them. It was a heart-stopping moment as had been caught in a video footage in the gas station.

All the winners agreed that they will try to be smart in their winnings, take their time on planning the things that they want to do. They had seen past winners with horror stories and they do not want to end up like those. They are reminded to stay humble and remember where they came from with the strength of the group being close together and being humble to each other. In spite of their superb luck, they said that they will not be retiring yet.

02.23.18 LM J Winners

31 Newfoundlanders – $60 Million richer!

31 Newfoundlanders – $60 Million richer!
Lotto Max jackpot winning ticket for $60M on February 23, 2018 was won somewhere in Newfoundland and Labrador, the biggest ever jackpot won in Atlantic Canada.

There are 31 winners, all Come By Chance workers including husband and wife, father and son and identical twin brothers. These people are also members of the Boilermakers Local 203 trade union.

The cheque awarding ceremony was held on a Wednesday afternoon at the Convention Centre in St. John’s. 31 Newfoundlanders are $1.9 million richer each!

Five of the winners retired immediately after confirming that they indeed won $1.9 million each. One of them is Eugene Lewis who checked the ticket numbers the morning after the draw. He was one of the first to learn about the win. He said, “It means a happy ending to my life, and then my kids will be looked after, and have a little few things that I could never afford to have.”

On an interview, Eugene Lewis also said that the lottery win seems surreal. He woke that morning and thought it was just a joke. It was hard for him to belive it.”When I woke up that morning, I just thought it was a joke,” he said. “I couldn’t really believe it.”

Twenty-six are going to return to work at the refinery, including Lee Hickey who said, “Before we had the money and stuff, each day you get up to go to work with the team we had in there, you enjoy going to work,so now it just makes the enjoyment a little bit more.”

Southern Harbour’s Dustin Flight, one of the winners, said that this is not the first time he won from a lottery draw. He won $4,500 in a 50/50 draw in the year 2017 among employees of the Come By Chance refinery, which supported the family of a child diagnosed with cancer.

But instead of keeping the prize he won, he gave it all to the mother who had to move across the island and live in the Ronald McDonald house for her son to have a chance to survive. Dustin felt that the family needs the money more than he did.

Of the 31 winners, eight live in Avondale, and three live on the same street.

Sheery Moore and her husband who both won will bring challenges, too. She said, “I think all the attention and people calling, you know, just social media and stuff, I’ve never been a millionaire before, what do you do?

Jason

A Lotto Max life-changing event.

A Lotto Max life-changing event for a car dealer mechanic in Brampton, Toronto. – The January 25, 2018 Lotto Max Jackpot draw for $35,317,981.10.

Jason Debattista, who only buys tickets when he remembers to and one who is married to a wife who is a regular lotto player, won the jackpot from a Free Play. Discovery came the week after on a Saturday while his wife was buying her ticket and Jason thought of checking his ticket. At first, he thought he only won $35 with the words ‘Big Winner’ and checked again and saw more zeros, checked again and saw more zeros. He called his wife to double check with him and then much to their surprise, they won the jackpot.

It was a very moving scenario when they delivered the news to their family. Jason was so shocked that he had a hard time opening the door of their house. With their 3 daughters and other family members, the great news was shared by the teary-eyed winner.

Despite his big bank account balance, Jason plans to continue working as a mechanic to keep him living a normal life. However, because of the fortune, he has big plans for their children’s education and support for their future. And, family and friends are also included on the people that Jason will help as these people helped them through the years of their hardships. For his wife, he plans to buy her a diamond for their anniversary. Lastly, a first-class travel for his family.

A Lotto Max life-changing event. Jason has high hopes and expectations when he said, “This win will trickle down for generations”.

Lotto Max winners Julie Beland, Haidar Abi Haidar, Robert Macri, Diane Dorele Fossouo Djuidje, Nathaniel Thomas, Darius Hozhabr Zandi, Peter Jewett, Randolph Dandan and Enzo Scattone hold up a cheque for $60,000,000.

$60M Lotto Max December 2017 Jackpot Winners

$60M Lotto Max Christmas Blessing has been given to a group of 9 people from Montreal. Lotto max awesome $60 million grand prize on December 22, 2017 draw gave a group of friends the chance to be millionaires. Lucky 9 proves to be true for these people. $60 M Lotto Max December 2017 jackpot winners are Julie Beland, Haidar Abi Haidar, Robert Macri, Diane Dorele Fossouo Djuidje, Nathaniel Thomas, Darius Hozhabr Zandi, Peter Jewett, Randolph Dandan and Enzo Scattone.

This group of winners come from multi-industry company which name they did not mention. No one would talk about what they do for a living or where they work. Some of them are already rich and some are not, however, Beland said it depends on how each of them defines being rich. She claimed that they are people who made efforts that needed to be made to get to where they are now.

Another winner, Haiar Abi Haidar also said that they are comfortable, and money doesn’t create anything. She explained that not all of them are in Finance and that it is complicated to explain.

Enzo Scattone, another winner, found out that they won the jackpot when he checked the internet and found out that winners are from Montreal. Hoping that they might get lucky, he then checked on Loto-Quebec’s website and it was confirmed. Scattone cried when he thought of his family and many other things.

The group has life goals which they will continue to pursue, winning the lottery will just give them more possibilities to make their goals come true. Beland said that they will remain grounded.

The group usually split one ticket, but because this is a holiday season they put in $20 each. Abi Haidar mentioned that they have calculated the odds and it was the first time they put in that much money.

The group will take time to reflect on their future, but winning millions has not changed their life’s goals.

The lucky winners (CNW Group/Loto-Québec)

27 Lotto Max Jackpot Winners Will Help 27 Children.

Ten years – the long wait had finally come to an end. This was how long it took for a group of 27 accountants in Saguenay City Hall’s Finance department to win the Lotto max jackpot on August 04, 2017 draw. It may be a long time coming but it was worth the wait. The winning ticket was bought from Depanneur Cadeko in Sainte-Genevieve by the groups’ representative Guy Perron. Their tickets are usually bought from different places.

Guy Perron was the first one to find out that their group had won the $23 million jackpot. He couldn’t believe it and even thought that the machine wasn’t working properly. After he confirmed that they really won, Guy contacted the co-worker Bruno Gagnon who is also a member of the winning group. Together, they went to their office to get the contact numbers of the other members to spread the great news. However, most of the members were on holiday so it was hard to reach them. But every time they were able to reach a member their adrenaline was pumping.

Guy regards fellow accountants as ‘laid-back people’. They felt weird watching announcers on television talking about their group. They had won a total of $23, 017, 319 with winning numbers: 01, 04, 11, 17, 27, 36, 37 and bonus 47.

The group decided to put the money in the bank and took some time to consider what to do with the money. And as agreed for a common cause, each member would give $1000 to Opération Père Noël du Saguenay−Lac-Saint-Jean. This aims to give at least one gift for 27 children from their region every Christmas for 10 years. 27 Lotto Max jackpot winners will help 27 children.