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Group of B.C. bus drivers win $1 million lottery prize

Frederick “Nate” Green and a group of his fellow bus drivers won a $1 million Maxmillions prize from the July 31, 2020 Lotto Max draw.
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August 20, 2020 - 7:30 PM

A group of hard-working Victoria bus drivers are the lucky winners of of a cool $1 million. 

Frederick “Nate” Green is one of the ten winners, nine of whom are bus drivers, and he was the first to find out they had hit the jackpot. 

“It was a really great feeling to be able to tell the guys we won—we really won,” Green said in a press release.

One of the crew had a very interesting reaction to the good news.

“He was in shock, he just kept walking around in circles,” Green said, laughing. “I think he forgot where he was.” 

Green has been buying the transit team Lotto Max and BC/49 tickets twice a month. He said they will continue to play.

“We got our spark back now that we won,” he said.

The winning ticket was purchased a lottery kiosk at University Heights Mall on Shelbourne Street in Victoria.

The group is planning to organize a physically distanced celebration in the near future.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Brie Welton or call (250) 819-3723 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

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