A group of healthcare workers from Surrey, British Columbia, picked up their (Canada) Lotto Max Maxmillions prize earlier this week and admitted to being skeptical when they were initially informed about the win.
The syndicate of co-workers won their $1 million prize in one of the Maxmillions drawing held on March 14, but the ticket was forgotten about until a week later when syndicate member, Irene Wong, ran it through a self-checker and discovered the good news.
But when Wong began ringing the rest of the group many of them thought she was playing a trick. "I had to bring the slip into work the next day to prove to them I wasn't lying," Wong said.
The prize will be split 17 ways and each syndicate member will receive $58,823.17.