A group of Costco workers from the Toronto area have won big on Lotto Max.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) said in a statement Tuesday that the three workers have claimed a $1 million Maxmillion prize from the Oct. 11 draw.
If divided evenly, Toronto resident Aileen Mendoza, Concord resident Andre Nicholson and Woodbridge resident Ponrose (Rose) Antonipillai get about $333,333 each.
The OLG statement said the workers take turns purchasing tickets for the group.
When Nicholson was coming off of a night shift, he checked their ticket for the Oct. 11 draw using the OLG App.
“I saw $1 million but couldn’t believe it and scanned it several times,” he said.
Mendoza and Antonipillai then scanned it to see for themselves.
“This is a blessing,” Nicholson said.
The OLG said they each have their own plans for the winnings: Nicholson plans to help others, Mendoza plans to pay bills, and Antonipillai will help her children.
Their winning ticket was bought at Longo’s on Rutherford Road in Woodbridge.