For the first time in 24 years, a group of lucky winners will split the Fort William Rotary Club's House Lottery grand prize. The main ticket was purchased by a retired employee of Lakehead University, who now lives in British Columbia.
The four other winners went by the house to check it out Friday. All four are also LU employees who joked about turning the dream home into a frat house. Frank Sebesta said he was elated to hear the news because he's never won anything in his life.
The five plan to sell the house, which is value at about $345,000 and split the proceeds. Fort William Rotary House Lottery chair Bob Hookham said the 24th year of the lottery went extremely well, selling all 7,000 tickets ahead of schedule.
The Rotary club is already planning for next year's lottery. Hookham said they plan to do something special for the 25th year.