Last updated on September 5th, 2018
Thirty people in Newfoundland and Labrador could be new millionaires. The biggest jackpot in Atlantic history has been won on Saturday.
The winning Lotto Max ticket was purchased by a group of employees at the North Atlantic refinery at Come by Chance in the Avalon Peninsula.
The sum to be shared between the winners of the jackpot is $60 million.
That means each lucky colleague will get about $1.9 million.
The winners have been asked not to speak to the media until the ticket has been verified.
Tracy Shute, a spokesperson for Atlantic Lottery, confirmed that a Believing Group holding the winning ticket for the February 23 draw contacted the lottery company and that ticket was purchased in Newfoundland and Labrador. She can not say more while the winners verification process is underway.
Imagine checking your lottery tickets and seeing this. One of the (unconfirmed) winners tells me the group of about 30 will each get $1.9 million. (Ticket says Retailer Cannot Pay Prize. They must have just changed over the cash.) @CBCNL pic.twitter.com/x5LoxCKhzM
— Fred Hutton (@Fred_Hutton) February 24, 2018