25-year players hit lotto jackpot
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Lotto Max Winners After 25 Years
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
WINDSOR, Ont. — Ten Windsor Regional Hospital employees who won the lottery know they want to make one splashy purchase each, but so far, that’s the extent of their plans.
“Everybody’s saying they’re just going to hang onto it and see,” said Darlene Mailloux, a porter in the operating room who was in charge of collecting the money each week.” A lot of the girls I work with are saying we have to splurge on one thing.”
Mailloux said the win is still sinking in for the 10 women, who have been pooling money to buy lottery tickets twice a week the past 25 years. On Nov.18, they won a $1 million Lotto Max prize.
Mailloux and her husband, who was always in charge of buying the tickets, checked the numbers the next morning and started screaming when they realized they had won. A few days later, the 10 women gathered at Mailloux’s house, waiting for a limousine to pick them up and drive them to Toronto to pick up their winnings.
Mailloux had already made plans to retire in March and five of the other members are already retired.
Mailloux said the group will keep playing the lottery the same way they have for a quarter of a century, playing the same numbers on Wednesdays and Saturdays and buying extra tickets when the jackpot is high.
They won Lotto Max on a set of random numbers.
Story courtesy of Windsor Star