Redundant Canadian Factory Workers Scoop Lotto 6/49 Jackpot

Monday August 15th 2011

Just two days after they had heard that they had lost their jobs, a group of redundant Canadian factory workers scooped a Lotto 6/49 jackpot worth $7 million. The amazing turnaround in fortunes came for the 18 workers just at the right time and although only 10 of the 18 strong syndicate had actually lost their jobs the fantastic win on the Lotto 6/49 is great news for all of the winners who will each take home a $400,000 share.

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Two days before the Lotto 6/49 jackpot win, employees at SMART Technologies in Ottawa received the news that the company would be relocating to Mexico and inevitably this meant redundancies for some of them.

The group of 18 workers have been buying lottery tickets together, twice a week for a number of years and for those who have lost their jobs and were worrying about how they were going to cope, have now found they will be able to live relatively comfortably for a few years at least, thanks to their win on the Lotto 6/49. One of the players, almost missed out on his chance to play the winning round of Lotto 6/49 as he had been off work with a bad back for some time and returned just in time to pay his contribution.

The jackpot for the next lotto 6/49 draw stands at $7 million and the lottery draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday. However, if you want to play for a bigger lottery jackpot the Canada lottery game Lotto Max is currently offer a $40 million jackpot and is very close to reaching Max Millions status.

Written by Brett Levenson

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