Filipinos among 9 winners in $60 million Lotto Max jackpot in Canada
A group of nine factory workers in Guelph, Ontario hit the jackpot in a big way.
Nine employees of Linamar Corporation put their money together to play Lotto Max, a Canadian lottery game coordinated by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation.
Lotto Max started in 2009, and you can get a ticket for just $5.00. If you want to play Encore, throw in another $1.00. Lotto Max is drawn every Friday.
In Lotto Max, you can play seven numbers (from 1 to 49). The jackpot starts at $10 million and goes up to a maximum of $60 million.
Once the jackpot reaches $50 million, additional draws are held for MaxMillions, with $1 million dollar prizes each.
Starting May 2019, Lotto Max will be drawn twice a week, with an increased jackpot amount.
The nine workers, including three Filipinos, were just playing for two months when they hit the big jackpot.
“I couldn’t believe it, “ Fernando Meneses said during the press conference in Toronto on Thursday, January 10.
Other winners included new immigrants from the Middle East and Africa.
When asked what they would do with their newfound wealth, the workers said that they plan to buy new houses and cars and of course, go on vacation.
21 year old Ella Nicole Cabrera plans to buy a house and take care of her parents. “They couldn’t believe it, they were crying and thanking me.”
The Lotto Max ticket was purchased at a convenience store in Guelph, Ontario.
Congratulations to the big winners!
Hi there! We hope you enjoyed this article.
FILIPINOSINCANADA.COM is a growing community of Filipinos in Canada. We haven’t been around for very long, but we’re super enthusiastic!
If you know someone who might be interested in learning more about the Filipino experience in Canada, please do share this post by clicking on the share button below. Thanks for helping our grow our community!
We’d love to hear from you! Please drop us a line for any questions, comments and suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re just getting started, thanks for joining us on this journey!