Group of Albertan coworkers shocked after big Lotto 6/49 win

Jul 25 2022, 3:22 pm

A group of coworkers are on cloud nine following a big Lotto 6/49 win of $1,000,000.

The ticket was purchased byĀ St. Albertā€™s Susanne SolanoĀ and will be split withĀ Todd Nielsen of Beaumont, Luis De La Torre Fossi, DeanĀ Lunt, Romina Garcia and Fatima Fider, all from Edmonton. Each winner takes homeĀ $166,667.

The Western Canadian Lottery Commission (WCLC) says Solano discovered the group had won when she picked up her phone and opened the LottoĀ Spot! App on June 24.

ā€œI checked the ticket on the app and immediately went to the store to make sure I was seeingĀ things right,ā€ Solano said in a WCLC news release. ā€œOnce I was done at the store, I set up a meeting to let theĀ rest of the group know.ā€

The group added that winning the lottery felt “pretty good”, with Solano adding that she was “completely shocked.”

As for what they plan to do with their winnings, topics such as investing, bills, and planning some trips were top of mind.

They purchased their winning ticket from St. Albert Husky at 10 Inglewood Drive in St. AlbertĀ on June 16.

They won by precisely matching Guaranteed Prize Draw number 34919109-02.

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