Fisher & Paykel staff win $1 million as they lose their jobs to Mexicans

By Patrick Avenell

The New Zealand Press Association is today reporting that four Fisher & Paykel employees, whose jobs are set to be sent overseas, have won the lotto, sharing $1 million between them.

The four employees, three men and one women, work at the Fisher & Paykel’s Mosgiel site, which was recently sold as part of the group’s wider strategy to move all its manufacturing to third world countries.

The identities of the four individuals are unknown, however, they are quoted by the NZPA as being regular lotto players.

“We have been playing the same numbers for about seven years, so we could not believe it when they finally all came up on Saturday night,” said the group.

The group told the NZPA they plan on playing off their homes, traveling and moving towards semi-retirement.

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