Nine lucky co-workers are happy to be kicking off the holidays with a lottery win. The group won $100,000 on the November 17 EXTRA draw.

The group members are Lisa Krall, Patsy Warren, Chelsey Gray, Allan Fayant, Joseph Genoway, and Edward Massine, all of Regina; Laura Topp of White City; Patricia Pearce of Moose Jaw; and Joanne Senebald of Saskatoon.

Lisa Krall said the group formed to play LOTTO MAX together in October, and they’ve bought tickets together each week since. Krall said that Joseph Genoway bought the winning ticket with EXTRA from the Canadian Tire Petroleum gas bar, located at 625 Albert Street North in Regina.

Genoway discovered the windfall when he checked the winning numbers online. He couldn’t believe his eyes.

“I went numb,” he remembered. “I looked at the numbers again and again. I must have checked it half a dozen times.”

Even though it was late, Genoway began calling the other group members to share the news.

“I tried Patsy first, and I left a message for her to call me back,” he remembered. “When she called back and I told her we won $100,000, she didn’t believe me. I said, ‘I wouldn’t call you at 1:30 in the morning if it wasn’t true.”

The group members have started making plans for their shares of the windfall. Some of those plans include travelling, sharing with family, and paying bills.

“We’re still in shock,” Krall added. “We’ll all have a very good Christmas!”

The group matched the last six digits of the winning EXTRA number on November 17 to win the game’s second-highest prize. The winning EXTRA number was 1491419.

Saskatchewan Lotteries is the fundraiser for more than 12,000 sport, culture, recreation and community groups.

1 x $1 Million Prize
Exact Match Only
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
55* x $1 Million Prize
Exact Match Only
Friday, October 26, 2018

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