$70,000 win for Har­bour Grace group

The Compass - - NEWS -

A group in Har­bour Grace re­ceived an early Christ­mas gift last week af­ter its num­bers were cho­sen in Satur­day night’s Lotto 649 draw.

Af­ter 23 years play­ing the same num­bers, six em­ploy­ees and re­tirees from the Har­bour Grace Town Coun­cil Of­fice won some $70,000 by match­ing five num­bers and the bonus in the Dec. 21 draw.

Four win­ning tick­ets from across the coun­try— two from On­tario, one from western Canada and the group from Har­bour Grace — will each re­ceive $70,000 from a large pay­out of some $280,000.

The coun­cil work­ers have re­quested their names not be men­tioned at this time.

One of the em­ploy­ees told The Com­pass Dec. 23 that a few ex­tra dol­lars will cer­tainly help with a few things.

“Ev­ery­one hopes to win,” the male em­ployee ex­plained. “That’s why you buy tick­ets. You hope one day, to win.”

Each of the win­ners in Har­bour Grace will get just un­der $12,000 apiece if they split the prize evenly.

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