21 year old Filipino factory worker wins $60 million in Canada


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!

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