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20 Saskatoon-area co-workers win $1M Lotto Max prize

Life is a little easier for a group of 20 Saskatoon-area co-workers after they won one-million dollars playing Lotto Max.
Life is a little easier for a group of 20 Saskatoon-area co-workers after they won one-million dollars playing Lotto Max.

A group of Saskatoon-area co-workers have a million reasons to smile after cashing in their winning one-million dollar Lotto Max ticket.

The group of 20 had a winning Maxmillions ticket in the Jan. 6 draw.

I thought it said it was a $1,000 prize, and I thought, ‘Right on!’” Ivan Shewchuk recalled about scanning the ticket with a lotto app.

“But then I looked again and saw there were more zeroes.”

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Shewchuk said he had to show his co-workers proof before they believed him.

“I started calling everyone, but they all thought I was joking,” Shewchuk said.

“I had to show them all a copy of the ticket to convince them it was true.”

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The group has been playing together for about 10 years and they all agreed that the windfall will help make their lives easier.

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There are two more million dollar prizes to be claimed from tickets sold in Saskatchewan.

Two tickets were sold in the province – but not in Saskatoon or Regina – for the guaranteed one-million dollar prize in consecutive Lotto 6-49 February draws.

The winning number for the Feb. 1 draw is 35435558-01 and the winning number from Feb. 4 is 35704321-01.

The winners have one year from the date of the draw to claim their winnings.