Coworkers at a Burnaby-based production company have seven million reasons to celebrate.
On April 10, a group of 24 colleagues won the Daily Grand top prize of $1,000 a day for life — and took a lump-sum payment of $7 million for their reward.
Group spokesperson Iuliana Petrovici, who co-ordinated the lottery purchase, said she learned of the win late at night.
“It was 10:30 p.m. at night, it was late, but I still called a few in the group,” Petrovici said in a statement. “They were excited and said, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s us!’”
“I was at home, and I got goosebumps all over my body! I started shaking and I asked my husband to double-check.”
Members of the group hope to use their winnings to buy new cars, go on vacations and renovate their homes. They also plan to host a company-wide lunch.
The winning ticket was purchased at Save-On-Foods on Marine Way and Byrne Road in Burnaby.