Three farmers win CA$23m Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO, ON – Three farmers from south western Ontario are $23,000,000 richer after making a last minute decision to buy a Lotto Max ticket for the draw made on Friday night.

Bob Poetz, Robert Geier and Don Coluc have been working on the same ginseng farm for ten years now while Poetz and Coluc have played the lottery for the same period and only recently let Mr. Geier join their syndicate. The three almost missed out on winning the jackpot after confusion over who’s turn it was to but the ticket.

Bob Poetz said he thought it was Don Coluc’s turn to buy a ticket, but he raced back into town and got the ticket before the store closed before he found out later that evening that Coluc had indeed forgotten to buy a ticket. “So had I not bought it, we wouldn’t have won,” Poetz said Thursday as the trio picked up their winnings in Toronto.

None of the men divulged their plans of what to do with the money but they all agreed that they wouldn’t be quitting their jobs any time soon.

Published: September 27, 2010

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