Successful lottery syndicates are constantly expending, because their luck inspires new members to join in and try winning a major windfall as a part of the team. Sometimes they even end up becoming $1.000.000 richer thanks to the last person who joined them, and that’s exactly what happened to a group of 16 co-workers from Durham. Try playing Mega Millions with your work buddies and you could win much more – a magnificent €109.800.000 jackpot awaits!
The fortunate team netted $1.000.000 in the Lotto Max Encore draw all the way back on January 6, bit it wasn’t specified why it took them this long to come forward. The ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Thickson Road in Whitby by the youngest member of the syndicate, who is also responsible for their victory.
“Our group members range in age from 31 to 73. Some of us have been playing as a group for 16 years now. We always play Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max with Encore. This week we were a little short and were going to skip the Encore. But our newest and youngest member added the extra $1 that won us this prize!” said Christine Andrews-Bruder, the syndicate leader.
She was the one who discovered their lotto victory, and shared the lucky news with the rest of the group, despite the fact she tried to keep it a secret for a short while. Her first purchase was a new Dyson vacuum, while her colleagues, who are residents of Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering and Whitby, intend to spend the money on travelling, home renovations and paying off their bills.
“I was trying to think of a fun way to surprise everyone but I couldn’t contain myself. I walked in, saw Tammy first, and screamed ‘We won the lottery — a million dollars!'” recalled Ms. Andrews-Bruder, while her co-worker Jodi Roberts added there was a lot of hugging in the office that day.