HR Strange But True!
June 23, 2011

Three bakery employees are surrounded by a new kind of dough thanks to a few lucky numbers.

The trio, long-time friends and workers at a Toronto bakery, received a $50 million check from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Association.

"After work I came home and I said I'll just try checking the first number . . . And I check it and I can't believe it, I can't believe it, I said 'This is mine!' I was screaming, jumping, crying . . . I was very happy inside," one of the men said.

If the men split the money in equal parts, they will each receive $16.6 million.

It seems that office lotto tickets aren’t just a trend in the United States. The bakers are not the only Canadian colleagues to purchase winning group lottery tickets. However, the other stories aren’t always as sweet.

Earlier this year nine call center employees filed a lawsuit against a group of their co-workers, alleging they deserved a piece of the $50 million jackpot ticket.

There was also an incident with staff members in Toronto who had their jackpot payments delayed due to additional claimants coming forward.


Vancouver Sun

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