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Toronto nursing home workers share $15M lottery prize

Thirty-four Toronto nursing home workers sang, dance and cheered as they showed up to claim a $15 million lottery prize on Friday.

'I always wanted a Hummer H3'

Thirty-four Toronto nursing home workers sang, dance and cheered as they showed up to claim a $15 million lottery prize on Friday. 

Naomi Konadu said she'll never forget her reaction when she discovered she and her co-workers had won the jackpot in the July 22 Lotto Max.

"I started jumping up and down and screaming in the store!"

Konadu rushed to work to share the news of the big win — that's when the others started singing and dancing for joy. They've been at it ever since.

The workers will end up with about $500,000 each.

Henrietta McMahon says she won't spend it all at once.  But she does have her eye on one thing.

"I always wanted a Hummer H3," she said. 

But Konadu is considering something a little sleeker.

"I'm thinking about my red sports car. That's all. [A two-seater] with my laundry on the side so nobody can ride in it with me," she laughed.

But in spite of their winnings they all agree on one thing.

"We all going back to work tomorrow," said Konadu. 

And Paulet Patrick says they'll keep playing the same numbers.

"Oh yes, we gonna get struck by lightning again," she said.  "Oh yes, you'll see us again." 

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