Forty-eight coworkers recently got some good news.
A group of longtime lottery subscribers won $1 million in the Feb.7 Lotto 6/49 draw.
“Some of the people in our group have been playing together since 1997,” said Chelsey Volkman, speaking on behalf of her fellow lottery winners.
Three members of the group, William Romanchuk, Norman Yanitski and Marilyn Andres are from Sherwood Park.
"We really weren’t expecting to win," said Volkman. "But we knew that we could win one day if we kept playing.”
Divided up, the prize amounts to nearly $21,000 per person. As for what the winners plan to do with their newfound cash, Volkman said the most of group are talking about putting the money into savings.
“I think a few people are going to plan a vacation as well.”
The other winners include Edmonton residents Terrilee Reid, Darren Gillett, Jennifer Southcombe, Donna Lynn Kumpula, Richard Sparrow, Michelle Unchulenko, Elaine Burkholder and Rebecca Aiken; and Leduc residents Jaime Woinaroski, Crystal Braaten, Claire Davis, Corinne Schneider, Andrea Ryll, Bruce Buss, Leahann Sigurdson, Daniel Borys, Kelly Tremblay, Camen Pezderic, Robert Harrington, Antonia Hansen, Barry Scheelar, Stephanie Vantanajal, Cindy Villeneuve, Diane Miles, Deborah Ponich, Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Laurel Varnberg, Dakota Williams, Esther Rockey, Ann Gibbons and Calvin Monty.
Others sharing the winning ticket were Janet Swift, Jacqueline Larson, Norman Dargis and Mary Vasek of Beaumont; Gail Vervaeke, Theodore Dykstra, Anna Bennett and Robert Kahn of Millet; Gordon Engberg and Scott Mantai of Thorsby; Dianne Butler and Sandra Fownes of Devon; and Carol Pruneau of Calmar.