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Canadian tech workers 'lose jobs but win $7 min in lottery'

August 12, 2011 - US

A group of 18 Canadian technology workers won a 7million-dollar lottery this week on the same day ten of them lost their jobs at an Ottawa manufacturing plant.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said one of the ticket holders reported they held the winning numbers for the draw Wednesday, the same day their company announced massive layoffs, reports

The group was employed by Calgary-based SMART technologies, which announced it was laying off 200 of roughly 300 employees at the plant and shifting its manufacturing to Mexico.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation confirmed the winning ticket was shared by a group of people from Ottawa, but said the winners have to go through a verification process.


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