Archival Video: Laid-Off Factory Workers Win Lotto

Dan Kloeffler reports on this group of lucky workers who won the Canadian Lottery from Aug. 13, 2011.
1:38 | 01/07/16

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The chances of smiling on the same day you lose your job are probably about the same as well. Winning the lottery. Look for this group of eighteen Canadian assembly. The odds were in their favor I was in disbelief prevent when he. For five years these workers pulled their cash for a weekly lottery ticket hoping to strike it rich. But on Wednesday the date of the drawing up bombshell from their employer the plant was shutting down. And they'd be without a job within weeks. But just as reality was hitting them a stroke of luck. There weekly quick pick ticket matched every number for that day's drawing a seven million dollar pay out. Trumped the news they were all getting pickups each man lose his job but walking away with nearly. 100000 dollars. Not a bad severance package. Being told to go home it doesn't have increased told us well. And since what's happened on Saturday in his nothing but smiles as well he's often considered. Obvious paying off bills and booking vacations are in their futures. But after losing their livelihoods these men are finding a fresh start in their winnings. I'm watching this on its. Actually better myself and move forward into something I would like to do. 44 hours ago would have been an extravagant eighteen year old Scotch which now for the rest my life for Paul would be something that will be something you'll never touch again because it's not good enough for Good Morning America Dan Cutler ABC news New York.

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