Healthcare Group Dedicated to Nursing After Big Lotto Max Win

Members of a syndicate consisting mostly of nurses have vowed to carry on working in the healthcare field and give back to charity after scooping CAD$12.5 million on the Lotto Max. The CAD$50 million jackpot for the last draw on Friday 5th June was split between four winning tickets, including one bought by a group of workers from the Mount Sinai Hospital in the Toronto area.

They have already come forward to collect their winnings from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), and have made it clear that they have no plans to quit their jobs as they love to help others. Syndicate member Sandra Lowery explained in the Toronto Sun: “As nurses, we are dedicated to our profession and will continue to work in the healthcare field.”

Operating room nurse Lilia Togade set up the syndicate about 18 months ago after being inspired by the lotto success of a group of colleagues. She added: “Most of us work in the operating room at Mount Sinai Hospital. We are nurses. One member is an OR attendant and another member is a stay-at--home mom.”

As well as giving back to charity, the OLG revealed that syndicate members had various different ideas on how they would use their share of the money. Plans include investing in their children’s futures, paying off their mortgages and travelling.

Of the other three winning tickets for last Friday’s draw, two entries were bought in Alberta and one in Delta, British Columbia. It was the first time the Lotto Max jackpot had been won since CAD$50 million was picked up by one player on Friday 20th March. Ticket holders who are inspired by this amazing syndicate of nurses will have another chance to play for the top prize, worth an estimated CAD$38 million, in Friday’s draw.

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