On Cloud 6/49: Group of 13 Wins $2.9 Million LOTTO 6/49 Jackpot

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TORONTO, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - A group of 13 technology workers from the Oakville and Burlington region, who have been playing the lottery together for five years, are starting off the New Year on Cloud 6/49 after winning the January 5, 2011 LOTTO 6/49 jackpot of $2.891,506.

"We are all very pleased! This is a very nice sum of money that will help make life more comfortable for all of us. Definitely a great way to start the year!" said group member Rick Gosden.

The group has been playing LOTTO 6/49 on a weekly basis and says that patience is the key.

"We started playing 6/49 and just stuck with it!" said Gosden.

Many of the group members said that they are going to take some time to think about their plans for the money, but a few initial ideas included paying off debt and putting some money into RRSPs.

"We're just thrilled that this happened to us as a group. It's a great feeling!" smiled Gosden.

Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won more than $9.4 billion in prizes, including 1,201 jackpot wins. As of December 29, 2010, there have been 2,811 LOTTO 6/49 draws. For more information, please visit www.olg.ca and click on Lotteries.

OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG lotteries, casinos, slots, and resort casinos have generated more than $32 billion for the benefit of the Province of Ontario. Gaming proceeds support Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport, recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial charities and non-profit organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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