Nine co-workers from a Guelph auto parts manufacturer have quit their jobs after winning a $60-million Lotto Max jackpot.
The co-workers, who range in age from 21 to 57 years old, worked side-by-side on the assembly floor at Guelph’s Linemar Corporation. Members of the group say they had casually bought lottery tickets before, but only began playing together in the last couple months. Before their big win, they had only bought tickets three or four times. Two of the winners had just signed on for the first time the week they won!
News of the win started to spread through the group, but it wasn’t until they all met the next day that all nine knew they had taken the jackpot. All nine of them say they’ve already handed in their resignations at the factory, saying that while it’s not easy to leave, the win gives them a chance to pursue new opportunities.
One of the winners said, the supervisors are happy for us, but they’re also upset because we shut down the whole line.
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