There were a few local winners among the group of 52 which won the $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize on the August 5 LOTTO MAX draw.

The 52 friends made history as the largest group to claim a single lottery prize in western Canada.

The group started with about 40 friends four years ago and has grown to include friends of friends.

They'll share the prize money evenly, with each member receiving $19,230.76

Local winners include Cody Andrews of Chaplin, SK, Shane Slywka of Davidson, SK and Sheldon Rood of Assiniboia, SK.

The winning ticket was purchased at a gas station in Langenburg, SK on the day of the draw.