12 workers at Markham-based Canadian Black Book, a company that provides resale info on used cars, laughed it up as they accepted a big novelty cheque today for the $60 million jackpot announced Friday.
Dennis Cartier ran the group’s pool, had purchased the ticket at a Petro-Canada gas station in Brampton, and waited several days to share the news with his colleagues after matching the winning numbers on Saturday. He did so on Monday after calling a meeting at work on Monday. He arrived in sandals and a T-shirt, and broke the great news.
During the Thursday press conference, it was revealed that there were 5 coworkers in the office who didn’t play in the office pool. When a reporter asked the winners if they were going to buy the non-participants some steak dinners, the winners replied “absolutely!”
All of the workers declared that they weren’t going to quit their jobs following this windfall. Would you?
That office is going to be an awkward place, especially for those 5 colleagues who didn’t play! If you were one of the winners, would you cut those on the outside looking in an equal portion of the winnings, just so they don’t feel left out?
The 12 winners sharing the prize are:
- Cartier of Brampton
- Rome of Toronto
- Allison Scarangella Goodwin of Brampton
- Andre Dias of Bradford
- Andrew Breininger of Pickering
- Anna Calcaterra of Richmond Hill
- Claudio Santos of Brantford
- Darlene Wright of Toronto
- Joshua Bailey of Toronto
- Karen Penny of Newmarket
- Kathleen Ward of Toronto
- Lawrence Shred of Brampton