15 Delta colleagues win $1 million lottery

Group wins Lotto 6/49 prize in Christmas Eve draw

Fifteen people who work together in Delta won an early Christmas present, the BC Lottery Corporation has announced.

The group won $1 million in the Dec. 24 Lotto 6/49 draw, the BCLC said Friday, and their trustee, Lyle Mattern, checked the results online on Christmas morning.

“Once I confirmed we won, I started emailing the group and that’s when the excited calls and texts started coming in,” he said. “What a great Christmas present.”

The colleagues have been playing together for two years now. The live across the Lower Mainland, and the winning ticket was bought the Save-On-Foods on Kingsway in Burnaby.

“Nobody wants to quit this group now,” Mattern said. “I bet some people will even want to join our group once the word gets out that we won. We already have our tickets for (Friday night’s) draw so who knows, maybe we’ll be back here next week!”

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