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Nine workers whose factory is closing win lottery

Indiana LotteryIndiana Lottery: Nine workers whose factory is closing win lottery

Nine auto parts workers whose factory is slated to close at the end of the year have something to celebrate: a $9 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot.

For nearly 16 years, the men -- all current and former Delphi employees -- pooled their money to buy $50 worth of lottery tickets each week. After buying $41,000 in tickets, they finally matched all six numbers in the July 1 drawing.

"This was the last week we were going to play. We made a joke leaving work saying, 'Wouldn't it be nice to hit the lottery this last time?'" said Dick Quinn, 59, who managed the workers' lottery pool.

The winners all decided to take the cash option, worth $3.7 million. Each got an equal share of $370,000 before taxes, except Quinn, who bought two tickets and got $740,000, lottery officials said.

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charlotte nc
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Posted: July 13, 2006, 9:21 am - IP Logged

I like to hear stories like this-Glad they won!

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    Posted: July 13, 2006, 10:22 am - IP Logged

    Good for you guys!  Hope no other workers decide to sue you.

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: July 13, 2006, 10:44 am - IP Logged

      I've been buying $1,500-$2,000 worth of tickets yearly for about 10 years, I guess I'm going have to spend more if I expect to do as well as these guys.  I came close once, I matched 5of6 for $1,500 playing the SuperLottoPlus game before Ohio got rid of it.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: July 13, 2006, 11:28 am - IP Logged

        Good for them. It nice that they won something since they would all soon be out of jobs.

        Dance like no one is watching.

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          Posted: July 13, 2006, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the workers who won.-weshar75

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            Posted: July 13, 2006, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

            was losingjeff in that group?

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              Posted: July 13, 2006, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

              was losingjeff in that group?

              Losingjeff, if I remember correctly, spent thousands going after a $50 box hit in the pick3 game.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: July 13, 2006, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

                yeah bless heart.i tried giving him advice to help him win but he had has sights set on the pick 3 box and wasn't nothing going to change that.i figured that after spending thousands and thousands of dollars he would give it up.i think he finally did after filing bankruptcy,lol.hard to believe but its true.

                 

                man goes broke chasing a fifty dollar box hit and files for bankruptcy


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                  Posted: July 14, 2006, 12:36 am - IP Logged

                  Why is the factory closing? Did they take cash value? I hope they don't have financial problems later in life.

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                    Posted: July 14, 2006, 1:40 am - IP Logged

                    "The winners all decided to take the cash option, worth $3.7 million. Each got an equal share of $370,000 before taxes, except Quinn, who bought two tickets and got $740,000, lottery officials said."

                     

                    I wish them all a lot of luck. I don't know how they ran the pool and what rules they decided on, but it's a little odd that the person who managed the pool is the only player getting double.  Don't most people buy an equal share in a company pool? 

                      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                      Posted: July 14, 2006, 2:07 am - IP Logged

                      "The winners all decided to take the cash option, worth $3.7 million. Each got an equal share of $370,000 before taxes, except Quinn, who bought two tickets and got $740,000, lottery officials said."

                       

                      I wish them all a lot of luck. I don't know how they ran the pool and what rules they decided on, but it's a little odd that the person who managed the pool is the only player getting double.  Don't most people buy an equal share in a company pool? 

                      With nine members, it was probably easier to have 10 shares to make the math easier or someone dropped out and he bought the extra share to keep the amount spent the same.

                      Before I retired I was in a 20 man pool and when one dropped out, the guy running the pool bought the extra share for his mother so we would still have 20x$5 to spend as always.  Everyone in the pool had a chance to buy it before he did.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: July 14, 2006, 2:31 am - IP Logged

                        Okay RJOh.  Thanks for your reply, but I rally think -  OMG.  I lost my ...(th vowl aftr a and bfor i.)  this is no jok.  First my DVD playr a fw days ago and now my laptop kyboard. Both undr a yar old.  Dang!

                        bbbb  back latr.  hop I can fix this ky. can't typ much without it