Local electricians win lotto

A group of 46 electricians are in shock after winning $1 million from the March 4 MaxMillions draw.

That works out to approximately $21,739.13 each.

“We are very, very happy,” said winner Marc Leroux after the Britton Electric Canada employees found out at 3 p.m. Monday.

“It’s not big money but it’s fun.”

The bonus prizes are drawn when the LottoMax jackpot reaches $50 million and are separate from the main draw. There was no winning ticket for the jackpot.

Danny Thomas said he’s going to “celebrate a bit but pay off debt, for sure.”

The extra cash will come in handy for Leroux, who’s celebrating a 25th anniversary with his girlfriend by getting married this summer.

“We’re going to have a big party with the family on the golf course,” he said.

The group is currently working on a project downtown at 150 Slater St. for Broccolini Construction.

All are from Ottawa, except Leroux, who’s from Montreal.

The prize winners are members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 586 and are the latest in a string of lucky Ottawans.

Last August, 50-year-old Gerry Clement took home $25 million from a LottoMax draw.

Anna and George Giannopoulos collected a $30 million cheque after winning a Lotto 6/49 draw in 2007.

kelly.roche@sunmedia.ca

http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/03/14/17613111.html

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