A group of Victoria bus drivers are a bit richer these days.
Frederick “Nate” Green and nine transit drivers recently learned that they won a $1 million Maxmillions prize in the Lotto Max draw on July 31, according to the BCLC.
Green is the designated “captain” of the group, who regularly play the lottery. He purchased the winning ticket at a lottery kiosk at University Heights Mall in Victoria.
“It was a really great feeling to be able to tell the guys we won — we really won,” Green said in the release.
According to the BCLC, when Green first told one of the group’s players about winning the lottery, their reaction was something he’d never seen before.
“He was in shock, he just kept walking around in circles,” Green said, laughing. “I think he forgot where he was.”
The group is planning a physically-distanced celebration in the near future and will continue to purchase lottery tickets.
“We got our spark back now that we won,” added Green.
The BCLC recommends that players participating in groups should appoint someone to coordinate collecting money, buying tickets, tracking group winnings, and posting results.
When purchasing as a group, it’s always a good idea to have a record of which group members have contributed to the ticket purchases,” the release noted.
BCLC has a Group Play Agreement Form available on its website, www.bclc.com.