Splitting millions

Assembly line workers hit jackpot in Guelph

Splitting millions
A group of co-workers has hit the jackpot, winning $60 million. Shutterstock

GUELPH, ONT. — A group of co-workers has hit the jackpot — big time — by winning $60 million.

The nine colleagues at an automotive parts plan worked the same shift on an assembly line in Guelph, Ont., and had been buying lottery tickets together in the last few months of 2018 as the prize grew bigger, according to the Canadian Press.

Eight of the workers describe themselves as immigrants, with some saying they plan to buy new homes or take a family trip to Disneyland.

Another wants to open an Ethiopian restaurant and yet another hopes to travel through Canada.

“I’ve been in Canada for less than a year and so far, I’ve only known work,’’ said Bassam Abdi. “I’m excited to explore the country.’’

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