11/08/2011 12:13:00 PM -- CBC News
A group of employees at an Ottawa manufacturing plant say they won the $7 million Lotto 6/49 prize Wednesday, the same day their company announced massive layoffs.
Eighteen employees at SMART technologies - including 10 who got layoff notices on Wednesday - were part of the group of winners, according to Colin Willard, one of the ticket holders.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation confirmed Thursday that the winning ticket in the previous night's lottery was shared by a group of people from Ottawa.
A spokesperson with the lottery corporation said the winners will have to go through a verification process when they come to claim the ticket.
SMART technologies said Wednesday it was laying off 200 employees at the assembly plant on Palladium Drive. The assembly plant employs about 300 people.
The company, which has its headquarters in Calgary, said it was shifting its manufacturing to Mexico.
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