A group of 38 friends from Logan Village are celebrating what they’ve described as the “ultimate Christmas Day surprise”.
The long-running private syndicate held the only division one winning entry in Wednesday’s Gold Lotto Draw on Christmas Day, taking home a whopping $1 million!
In addition to winning division one, the QuickPick entry also scored division three 6 times, boosting the total prize to $1,003,768.00.
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Each member of the group will receive a share worth more than $26,000 each.
When the syndicate leader was contacted by a Golden Casket official to confirm the life-changing news, he couldn’t contain his excitement.
“It’s so good! There’s 38 of us in the syndicate. We’re all friends and we’ve been putting in an entry each week for a long time,” he said.
“For the past three months, we’ve won zero, but now this! It’s just terrific! A one-million-dollar win!”
The man said he had already started telling the other syndicate members, with word travelling fast.
“This would have to be one of the better gifts we’ve received for Christmas. And to win on Christmas Day, you couldn’t get a better day, could you? It’s a great time of year to win,” he said.
“I’m thinking there could a new car on the drawing board, others might have a holiday. Some are doing it a bit tough, so it’s a going to help them out a lot.
“It’s great to share the prize with so many.”
The million-dollar winning entry was sold at Logan Village News in Logan Village.