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Big space needed to unveil new millionaires

Postby oneh2obabe » Feb 27th, 2018, 4:07 pm

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Atlantic Lottery Corp. normally presents its ceremonial cheques to winners in the company's offices.

But, with dozens of Newfoundlanders made millionaires by a shared $60-million Lotto Max jackpot, the corporation has had to find a larger space to accommodate the group and their family members.

Corporation spokeswoman Molly Cormier says they had to find a space big enough for about 350 people who are expected Wednesday when officials hand out the cheque in St. John's.

She wouldn't reveal how many people are part of the group or what they do, saying that will all be announced at the cheque ceremony at the St. John's Convention Centre.

However, Avondale Mayor Owen Mahoney says many of the winners are from his small town tucked on the coast of a Newfoundland bay, though he didn't want to identify them.

Mahoney says many of them are iron workers at the Come By Chance oil refinery, adding that "it couldn't happen to better, hard-working people."

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Re: Big space needed to unveil new millionaires

Postby Urbane » Feb 27th, 2018, 9:27 pm

Dividing $60,000,000 (the jackpot) by 350 (the approximate number of winners) tells me that each of them will receive about $170,000. That's much nicer than one person winning the entire $60,000,000. Anyway, good for them.
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Postby oneh2obabe » Feb 27th, 2018, 9:35 pm

Number of winners hasn't been revealed - the 350 who are showing up for the cheque presentation includes family members of all winners.
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Postby Urbane » Feb 27th, 2018, 10:05 pm

    oneh2obabe wrote:Number of winners hasn't been revealed - the 350 who are showing up for the cheque presentation includes family members of all winners.
That makes sense. Well, that could be a problem for their employer if each one of them wins enough to retire . . .
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Postby oneh2obabe » Feb 27th, 2018, 11:17 pm

Mayor of Avondale says a lot of the winners are from his town and work on the Come By Chance oil refinery. Population of Avondale is roughly 640, so looks like half the town will be present at the cheque ceremony.
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Re: Big space needed to unveil new millionaires

Postby Urbane » Feb 28th, 2018, 11:10 am

So there are 31 winners. That means that each one will receive about $1.9 million. Not bad!

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Postby Ka-El » Feb 28th, 2018, 11:27 am

They'll probably all quit their jobs at the refinery and buy fishing boats.
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Postby Urbane » Feb 28th, 2018, 12:30 pm

    Ka-El wrote:They'll probably all quit their jobs at the refinery and buy fishing boats.
That's what I would have thought but apparently most of them (all but five) are staying at the refinery.
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Postby Ka-El » Feb 28th, 2018, 1:11 pm

:dash: no imagination.

I actually really enjoy the work I am doing. My employer has been making things really interesting for me
(hoping to keep me around I presume). But $1.9 million? Hasta la vista baby, I'm outta here
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