A group of 12 colleagues from Markham, Ont., say they don't plan on retiring after picking up the $60 million jackpot at the Ontario Lottery headquarters Thursday.
The group of workers, who are employed by Canadian Black Book, purchased their ticket in Brampton, Ont. and will each receive $5 million.
One of the winners, Dennis Cartier, told reporters he was on his way to pick up a burrito for lunch when he checked the winning ticket.
"I stopped at a gas station and decided to check the tickets. I check the tickets and it said big winner $60 million," Cartier said.
Cartier said he went home and pinned the winning ticket to his fridge.
The group of co-workers said they have been playing the lottery for eight years and have always selected random numbers.
Cartier said he waited until he returned to work the following Monday to tell his colleagues about the jackpot.
"I didn't tell anyone, I was supposed to have Monday off so I went in casual clothes and I brought them all into the board room and said I was tired of playing the lottery and wanted to end things," Cartier said.
Cartier said that when his co-workers agreed, he told them "there is one more thing."
"And I handed out prize forms with the ticket attached to it and they were pretty excited," he said.
Most of the group say they are still "absorbing the shock" but plan to eventually spend their money on "experiential" things like travelling.
The group says that out of the 17 people who work for the company, there were five who chose not to participate in the lottery.
The 12 co-workers say they will continue to play the lottery.
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