12 Aug '11, 12am

A group of Canadian tech workers won $8.6 million lottery on the same day they lost their jobs at a manufacturing plant

OTTAWA (AFP) - A group of Canadian technology workers won a C$7 million (S$8.6 million) lottery this week on the same day they lost their jobs at an Ottawa manufacturing plant. The 18 workers won the Lotto 6/49 prize on Wednesday, the same day their company, Smart Technologies, announced massive layoffs, starting in September, a company official told AFP. The Calgary-based company said it is shifting its manufacturing to Mexico. Ten of the 18 who will share in the lottery prize received pink slips.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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