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Shared lottery win helping out in many ways

Central Health workers pose for a photo following their million-dollar win.
Central Health workers pose for a photo following their million-dollar win.

According to the organizers who make sure everyone is paid up, it took between 30 and 40 minutes to notify the group of 48 by text, phone or email after Kevin Vey and Dwayne Rogers of Esso found out they’d won.

For Felicia Ford, a new nursing grad, her $20,833 share of the million-dollar prize is going to help her become student loan-free, saying she owed a little less than $15,000.
When she received the text while shopping for her wedding dress, at first she didn’t believe it.
She had ticked off the low-end price range of $1,000-$1,500 but her friend with her piped up and told the boutique lady her budget had just increased.
Woodstock resident, 57-year-old Elaine Saunders, who has been employed at the Baie Verte Peninsula Regional Health Care Centre for the past nine years, said at first she was afraid she missed out because she had not been at work the week their free ticket won, but Vey wasn’t going to see her left out.
She said she is going to use the money for badly needed renovations to her home.
Donna Davis is getting a bonus trip during which she plans to set up an education fund for her new grandson in Cold Lake, Alta., while Donna Rice, said it means an extra trip to Florida.

For Felicia Ford, a new nursing grad, her $20,833 share of the million-dollar prize is going to help her become student loan-free, saying she owed a little less than $15,000.
When she received the text while shopping for her wedding dress, at first she didn’t believe it.
She had ticked off the low-end price range of $1,000-$1,500 but her friend with her piped up and told the boutique lady her budget had just increased.
Woodstock resident, 57-year-old Elaine Saunders, who has been employed at the Baie Verte Peninsula Regional Health Care Centre for the past nine years, said at first she was afraid she missed out because she had not been at work the week their free ticket won, but Vey wasn’t going to see her left out.
She said she is going to use the money for badly needed renovations to her home.
Donna Davis is getting a bonus trip during which she plans to set up an education fund for her new grandson in Cold Lake, Alta., while Donna Rice, said it means an extra trip to Florida.

Some great little stories unfolded following the Central Health workers lottery win in Baie Verte that have touched so many of the winners before Christmas, said Colene Drover, right, posing with Sonia Davis, who paid for her contribution while she and her sister were away at their father’s funeral.

Although she was dealing with the collapse of her mother’s lung the day they found out, she said going to work and seeing everyone was the best day she’s had at work.
Since February lab technician Kevin Vey has been buying lottery tickets for anybody at Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre who is interested and has paid their $7 dollars. The participants vary from week to week on the sign up sheet, of their number of regular staff as high as 71, as low as 32.
The group has been playing their same numbers based on their faith of his good luck, as 15 years ago he won $100,000. This time they won on a free ticket.
The group whose names were written down and sharing in their recent $1 million prize comprises of lab techs, x-ray technicians, nurses, housekeeping staff and a couple of doctors.
 The winning ticket was purchased at Baie Verte Esso operated by Dwayne Rogers. The retailer receives a one per cent seller’s prize, $10,000.00.
Everyone, including those who didn’t play, were all so happy and they said it was nice to see how the whole staff congratulated the winners.

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