WINNIPEG, July 25 /CNW/ - Friday July 11 was a remarkable day for Terry
Boase of Red Deer. It began as a noisy, boisterous holiday with his
grandchildren, and ended with the discovery of a $15 million dollar lottery
win for Terry and 25 of his co-workers.
Terry and his wife had grandchildren visiting from Houston, so they
loaded up the visitors and their Alberta cousins and took all seven grandkids
to Calaway Park in Calgary. After a full day at the amusement park, the whole
group headed back to Terry's home in Red Deer for a sleepover.
Needing a brief break from the action, Terry slipped upstairs to check
his lottery tickets. Terry is part of a 26-member lottery group from the Johns
Manville plant in Innisfail, who buy tickets together when lottery Jackpots go
over $10 million. That Friday, the SUPER 7 Jackpot sat at $15 million.
A few minutes later, Terry's very good day turned into something even
"I went downstairs and told my wife we'd won the jackpot. She literally
fell over - right on the floor!" Terry recalled.
His first phone call was to Brent Rempel, another member of the group.
Brent immediately connected to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation website
and confirmed that the group's ticket was a winner. From there, word spread
quickly to the other group members.
"Most didn't believe me at first," laughed Terry. "One of the women I
called said "Terry Boase, if this is a joke I'm coming to Red Deer to hurt you
There are 26 members in the winning lottery group, making each member's
share over half a million dollars. Terry had three shares, putting his piece
of the jackpot at more than $1.5 million. With that much money, Terry will
move up his planned retirement date.
As for the other winners, "We're a pretty level-headed bunch," Terry
said. "We've worked together for 20 years. There will be some nice vacations,
a few new vehicles where they're needed, and lots of home renos. The rest of
the group will all keep working."
Co-winner Cam Beaton added, "The prize money just makes the road a little
The winning ticket was purchased at Sobey's South Red Deer, at 2110 -
50th Avenue in Red Deer.
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For further information: Andrea Marantz, WCLC, 1-800-665-3313, ext 1397