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Kentville Restaurant Workers Win $15.2 Million Lottery

06/20/2013 09:17 EDT | Updated 08/20/2013 05:12 EDT
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The cook at the Snack Shack in Kentville, N.S., said she knew something was up when a man knocked at her door at 7:20 a.m. asking her to marry him. Turns out Joanne Gillis is $3 million richer.

Diner owner Sam Toulany said his wife Wafaa and four workers have a winning lottery ticket worth $15,222,777.40. It was the only ticket sold in Canada to match all six numbers.

Toulany said a customer came into the store and told the staff someone in Kentville had won.

“He said ‘I heard on the radio a $15-million ticket was sold in Kentville.’ So the wife decided to check the ticket they shared. She couldn’t believe it so she asked me to verify it and sure enough,” he said.

“They are ecstatic. They are jumping around. They can’t concentrate on their work….free hugs and kisses.”

The winners said they bought the ticket at the Snack Shack.

The staff have been playing together for the last eight years. So far they're talking about buying cars and travelling.

Toulany said he'll sell the restaurant.

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