Four southern Alberta co-workers split $16M

LETHBRIDGE — Taking turns buying lottery tickets finally paid off for four millwrights from southern Alberta.

LETHBRIDGE — Taking turns buying lottery tickets finally paid off for four millwrights from southern Alberta.

The co-workers at Lethbridge Ironworks are splitting $16 million after winning the Lotto 6-49 jackpot on Nov. 13.

It was Don Jacklynn’s turn to buy the tickets, so he was the one who checked the winning numbers the Monday after the draw and couldn’t believe what he saw.

He says he thought he’d written the numbers down wrong, so he asked the secretary to double-check — then he checked “again and again.”

He shares the prize with Hemlal Timsina and Patrick Rossetti, also of Lethbridge, and Richard Carr from Raymond.

Carr says he plans to retire, but the others say they will continue to work for the time being.