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A Lottery retailer from Montreal in Canada is set to take the whole business away as a celebration after they sold a Lotto 649 ticket worth over $16 million.

Recently a man from Montreal won $12.7 million on the Lotto 649, and now a ticket for the drawing September 6th was sold at the Shell service station on Rue Sherbrooke Est in Pointe-aux-Trembles, and it turned out to be the jackpot winner as it was worth $16,042,016 when the Lotto 649 was drawn. The retailer received a bonus from lottery officials, worth 1% of the total prize money, so the store received $160,420. A store in Italy was celebrating after it sold two €1 million Superenalotto tickets in the share of 72 hours.

The store held a small celebration last Friday for both the team and local customers, and one of the winners of the Lotto 649 prize was in attendance to celebrate with the staff and the store owner, Jimmy Mondor. “It’s great news for us! It’s a thrill to be experiencing this,” Mr Mondor told Lotto 649 officials at their celebration last week. “Good news like this doesn’t come every day!” Some lottery retailers have been dubbed as “lucky” after selling a lot of lottery winners, including a store in Co Laios in Ireland.

The lottery retailer said that he plans to use the store’s bonus to honour a promise that he made to his employees, that he would treat them all if they sold a jackpot winning ticket. “I always told my employees that if we sold a winning ticket, I would treat them all to a trip South, and I am keeping my word!” A store in Ireland which received a €25,000 bonus for selling a winning EuroMillions ticket decided to split the money between the staff.

Since the beginning of the year, 99 different Quebecers have become millionaires thanks to the lottery, with 81 prizes worth $1 million or more being awarded in the Canadian province, including a $60 million Lotto Max jackpot which was paid out to Carl Villeneuve from Saguenay.

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