Alberta rig crew wins $25M

(QMI Agency file photo)

(QMI Agency file photo)

AARON TAYLOR, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:54 PM ET

EDMONTON -- It wasn't a typical day at the office and it is one that Analyn Pallister will never forget.

"I feel like I'm a millionaire too, even though I'm not," Pallister said.

Pallister was behind the counter of the Edson, Alta., Petro-Canada where a group of CanElson oil workers struck it rich with one of two winning tickets in Friday's $50 million Lotto Max draw.

Of the 15 workers who won, six were in the gas station.

"They were really, really happy," she said. "At first when they came to the store they let me check their individual tickets, then they checked some."

That, Pallister said, is when everything changed.

"After they checked the ticket they were all screaming, they came over to me and they let me check the ticket and it was it, $25 million," she said. "That's the first time that I've seen anyone win a big one."

After that the mood of the gas station, and the town, changed.

"When I was helping the other customers, they realized that they were next to future millionaires," Pallister said. "I guess everybody's been pretty happy about that."

The $50-million jackpot also had a winning ticket in B.C.

Friday's draw also saw four $1 million prizes won out in Edmonton.

Next week's Lotto Max is slated to offer a jackpot worth approximately $37 million.

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