A group of 16 co-workers are sharing a $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize. The lucky ticket was purchased by Dean Howard at the Co-op Gas Bar on Hwy 54 in Spruce View.

Local group shares MAXMILLIONS prize

A group of 16 co-workers in Central Alberta are sharing a $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize.

A group of 16 co-workers in Central Alberta are sharing a $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize.

The group, who played the lottery together for the last five years usually when jackpots are high, struck it rich in the Dec. 11 LOTTO MAX draw.

The lucky ticket was purchased by Dean Howard at the Co-op Gas Bar on Hwy 54 in Spruce View.

The prize will be shared by Howard and his co-workers Harold Nicolay, Joshua Barker, Stacy Sands, Jody Junk, Ed Szymanek, Brent Johner, Mark Workun, Mitchel Tarasiuk, Allan Gaetz, Tom Dezall, Glen Spearing, Blaine Mason, Jory Wright, Kenneth French and Johnathon Gress.

They won about $62,500 each.

“I think a lot of people will be paying down their mortgages. I’m planning to take some money and going to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas next year,” said Howard in a press release from Western Lottery Corporation.

When he first scanned the ticket at the store, he knew they won but didn’t have his glasses on so wasn’t sure how much.

“I just knew I saw a bunch of zeros.”

Howard checked the ticket again when he got home, this time with his glasses on.

“I wanted to make sure I knew the amount before I told anyone else in the group. So I re-checked the numbers online,” Howard said.

“We won $1,000,000! I couldn’t believe it.”

The group plans to continue buy lottery tickets together.

Just Posted

Climate change’s impact on outdoor hockey discussed in Red Deer

Red Deer River Watershed Alliance held a forum Friday at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Collision between Red Deer transit bus and truck investigated by RCMP

No one on bus was hurt, truck driver had minor injuries

Eckville man facing about 80 child sexual exploitation charges in court

More than half a million photos and videos found on electronic devices

Good-bye ice and snow, hello potholes on Red Deer roads

City workers will be spending 20 hours a day on various road repairs

Red Deer woman wins $1 million in lottery

A Red Deer woman spent $5 on a lottery ticket and became… Continue reading

WATCH: Fashion show highlights Cree designers

The fashion show was part of a Samson Cree Nation conference on MMIW

Puddle splashing: A rite of spring

Is there anything more fun than driving through water-filled potholes in the… Continue reading

Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk… Continue reading

Home renovator Mike Holmes oversees reno for paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player

AIRDRIE, Alta. — One of Canada’s most recognizable home renovators has acted… Continue reading

The endless war against invasive species

Group looks to protect native ecological environments in Alberta

WATCH: Fashion show highlights Cree designers

The fashion show was part of a Samson Cree Nation conference on MMIW

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in ‘19-20

Jakub Voracek was psyched at the mere suggestion the Philadelphia Flyers might… Continue reading

Danish receiver Nielsen looking to defy the odds again, this time at CFL combine

TORONTO — He’s coming to the CFL’s national combine as a definite… Continue reading

Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse

MARICOPA, Ariz. — A woman who operated a popular YouTube channel featuring… Continue reading

Most Read