Publish: 03.03.2017

Four Calgary Co-workers Secure $1M Lottery Jackpot, Split it Evenly

$1m MaxMillions jackpot awarded to four Calgary colleagues who split the winnings evenly to prove money cannot corrupt their relationship.

Lotto_optThey say money can corrupt anyone and break even the best relations, but four Canadians are proof it doesn’t always have to be like that.

These four people from Calgary work together and even buy lotto tickets together. They will surely remember last month, since they won $1 million prize from the Lotto Max draw. The team stayed together for better or for worse, so they decided to evenly share the winnings.

MaxMillions are additional prizes awarded when Lotto Max jackpot hits $50 million. MaxMillions prizes are drawn separately, giving the players a chance to win more money.

One For the Team

Valerie Pinard was the one who bought the winning ticket. Lady Luck was on her side and she was the first to learn that she and her Sheffield Express co-workers won the prize. She then contacted them and told them what would probably be the best news of their lives.

Pinard said they couldn’t believe their luck, but one thing was certain – the money would be split in four equal parts, so Pinard and her co-workers, Timothy Jones, Edith Sokolowski and Phyllis Dicks, will receive $250,000 each.

What Will They Spend Their Money On?

Our quarter of millionaires have very modest plans. Pinard will use her share of the winnings to pay off her mortgage and will probably buy a new truck, while the others will also use the money to pay due bills, house payments, and possibly treat themselves to a nice vacation.

As Pinard said, winning the lottery prize is a dream come true, but it also brings a huge responsibility with it. Although the amount may seem very large to ordinary people, it won’t last long if it’s spent irresponsibly.