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16 siblings share $20 million lottery jackpot in New Jersey

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Sixteen brothers and sisters from New Jersey who pooled money for a decade to buy lottery tickets got the ultimate payout — a $20 million Pick 6 jackpot they'll use to repair homes they lost in Sandy, send their children to college and preserve the legacy of their late mother, who urged them to vie for the pot together in the first place. 

The Endreson clan, who range in age from 53 to 76, accepted the check from the New Jersey Lottery Thursday. They' opted for a lump sum payment of $14 million — about $10 million after taxes — and share it amongst themselves and with three children of a brother who died a few years ago.

One of the sisters said the family began pooling small bills together 10 years ago because their mother wanted to invest in a future of family bungalows at the shore. When she died, there was money left in a pot and they invested that in the lottery. As the brothers and sisters considered how to preserve their mother's legacy, they decided to continue the tradition of the lottery pool.

Eventually, they won. The family describes themselves as hard-working people who "go to work every day like everyone else." 

"You just can't even imagine the feeling," said sister Faith Schiabor, recalling when her sister phoned her to tell her they had won the top prize. "I just went into instant shock. I was really happy for her at first — i didn't think that it was our ticket. I thought she won. Then when she said it was the family lottery, I said, 'Oh my god.'"

Asked what their mother would say about the big lotto win, Schiabor's sister who purchased the winning ticket said, "She'd just be so laid back."

The lottery says the family's patriarch emigrated from Norway in the early 20th century and married a woman from the Jersey shore. They set roots in Ocean County.

NBC NY

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mypiemaster's avatar - peace
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Posted: July 24, 2014, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

WTG!!! All in the family. Congrats y'all.

Seekand ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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    Posted: July 24, 2014, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

    The people who win never deserve it.  Hope they go broke soon.

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      Posted: July 24, 2014, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

      The people who win never deserve it.  Hope they go broke soon.

      Wow, you're a bundle of joy. Do you think you deserve to win a jackpot?

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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        Posted: July 24, 2014, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

        "Sixteen brothers and sisters from New Jersey who pooled money for a decade to buy lottery tickets got the ultimate payout — a $20 million Pick 6 jackpot they'll use to repair homes they lost in Sandy, send their children to college and preserve the legacy of their late mother, who urged them to vie for the pot together in the first place."

        What a great story. Yes Nod

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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          Posted: July 24, 2014, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

          Wow, you're a bundle of joy. Do you think you deserve to win a jackpot?

          LOL

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            Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

            The people who win never deserve it.  Hope they go broke soon.

            This is a great story. Great perseverance.

            And you are simply a troll. By your standards you don't deserve to win anything. Why don't you just go away?

            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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              Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

              Great story. If u don,t play u don,t win.

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                Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                The people who win never deserve it.  Hope they go broke soon.

                That's not the lottery fault, they're obligated to award the prizes to the players with the winning tickets.

                * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                     Wink 

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                  Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                  Great Story...Looks like They Won 2 Lottery's The Family Love Lottery...the True Blessing!!!

                  And The Money Lottery they are very fortunate all around...Bless their lovely home repairs and eachother this is what life is about!

                  I' Am Blessed And Highly Favored.  I Thank-You, Our Lord Jesus and YHWH!Sun Smiley

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                    Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                    The people who win never deserve it.  Hope they go broke soon.

                    Thumbs DownWith a name like "maggothead", it should come as no surprise to anybody, that such insipid balderdash emanates from it.

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                      He who dies with the most toys WINS!!!.

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                      Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                      Great Story...Looks like They Won 2 Lottery's The Family Love Lottery...the True Blessing!!!

                      And The Money Lottery they are very fortunate all around...Bless their lovely home repairs and eachother this is what life is about!

                      Thumbs UpYou are absolutely correct. These days some people seem to have forgotten the true meaning of family. These guys have been pooling their money for years to play the lottery. That is an incredible feat in and of itself, considering that some pools fall apart, after one or two draws, because of internal squabbles.

                      Seekand ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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                        Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

                        There has been quite a few jackpots claimed in NJ by lotto pools and we never hear the drama that is usually expected. Congratulations Faith Schiabor and siblings  Thumbs Up

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                          Posted: July 24, 2014, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

                          LOL 16 siblings Wow was their last name Sulemann?? No that's a great win if I had to win with a bunch of folks I'd love for them all to be in the family

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                            Posted: July 24, 2014, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                            It's really nice to see a group that's family, congrats to all the winners.

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