11/09/2012 04:37 EST | Updated 01/09/2013 05:12 EST

Alberta Oil Workers $25 Million Lottery Win Split By 15


ST. ALBERT, Alta. - A group of oil workers in Alberta have 25 million reasons to celebrate.

The 15 men who work in the Edson area west of Edmonton are splitting half of the $50 million Lotto Max prize that was announced last Friday.

Keith Gould, one of the winners, waited until the group's regular morning meeting to break the news to his colleagues about their windfall.

Each member of the group will cash a cheque worth $1.6 million.

The men say they won't retire yet but will take some time off over the holidays to visit family.

The winners live in Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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