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24 employees at Toledo retirement home rejoice over big lottery win

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Lest there be any confusion, David Moyer and Peggy Park want everyone to know morale is now high among employees at Oakleaf Village of Toledo.

Scratch that. Practically everyone, including the retirees, were going bonkers Wednesday after learning that 24 of the 77 employees at the retirement home had just won $250,000 from the Ohio Lottery's Mega Millions game. They hit on five of six numbers with their best ticket.

Mr. Moyer, the facility's general manager, and Ms. Park, its care director, were among those who threw in a buck and are entitled to their 1/24th portion of the winnings. They figured out that those who participated will come away with a cool $7,187.50 after taxes.

Workers at the facility, at 4220 Holland-Sylvania Rd., have done an informal office lottery pool for 15 years. They usually only play when the pot exceeds $200 million. The jackpot now stands at $325 million, given that there was no jackpot winner in Tuesday night's drawing.

While they fell one number short of the big prize, employees were delirious about their $250,000 winning.

Joyous workers said there was far more hootin' and hollering than one would expect from a normally sedate retirement home as they celebrated the win and started to decide how they would spend their winnings.

Those who weren't in on the office pool congratulated the 24 who were. Not surprisingly, some who sat out Tuesday night's drawing are getting in on the office pool for the next drawing, which is on Friday night, said Jan Krueger, a receptionist who coordinates the office pool.

"The residents are very happy for us," Mr. Moyer said.

So is the facility's postal carrier. The mailman was among those getting in on this office pool entry, he said.

Lottery playing participants include in front row from left; David Moyer, general manager, Gussie Wilson, Alison Ostrosky, and Jan Krueger, right.(Click for full-size; opens in new window)Lottery playing participants include in front row from left; David Moyer, general manager, Gussie Wilson, Alison Ostrosky, and Jan Krueger, right.

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Posted: August 27, 2009, 12:16 am - IP Logged

Wow. congratulation. It would have been better if it was the jackpot. Hopefully, this time no group going to win the jackpot. it will a single person or two. I will be one of the them

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    Posted: August 27, 2009, 12:52 am - IP Logged

    They should all pitch in a 1,000 of that for Friday! 24,000 tickets? They're sure to win something. LOL Okay so they probably don't have the money yet.... But still it'd be interesting to see what that many tickets would get them.

    You can't predict random.

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      Posted: August 27, 2009, 1:06 am - IP Logged

      They should all pitch in a 1,000 of that for Friday! 24,000 tickets? They're sure to win something. LOL Okay so they probably don't have the money yet.... But still it'd be interesting to see what that many tickets would get them.

      If anyone really wanted to know what 24,000 lines would get them they could just run a test and use a RNG to generate that many lines for a file and see what happens.  We already know over 77,000,000 combinations were sold for Tuesday night drawing and 25 tickets had 5+0 and none had 5+1.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        bashley572's avatar - starwars14
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        Posted: August 27, 2009, 4:21 am - IP Logged

        "Those who weren't in on the office pool congratulated the 24 who were" - wow thats a switch from what we normally read.

        Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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          Posted: August 27, 2009, 10:16 am - IP Logged

          "Those who weren't in on the office pool congratulated the 24 who were" - wow thats a switch from what we normally read.

          I suspect it might be a bit different if there were a jackpot involved.

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            Posted: August 27, 2009, 10:37 am - IP Logged

            Congratulations to the pool. 

            I hope it doesn't take any of my pools this long to win something substantial.  At this point I think those in the oldest pool (about 5 years old) would be happy to hit for $100.  Patience.  I must remember to have patience.    I've been playing by myself off and on for 20 years (started in KY) and would be happy to hit for $100.  But I know my time is coming..........soon.........really soon.........Yes Nod

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              Posted: August 27, 2009, 11:22 am - IP Logged

              I suspect it might be a bit different if there were a jackpot involved.

              You could be right, if those 24 players were headed to Cleveland to collect the $252M jackpot some of their co-workers might think their intentions of adding a dollar to the pot should count for something.   After all some of them had been playing off and on for 15 years.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: August 27, 2009, 11:52 am - IP Logged

                Congratulations to them, I am glad they won but I wouldn't want to be the 50 some other employees who didn't play!!!!!

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                  Posted: August 27, 2009, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                  $7187.50 after taxes. Nothing to retire on. Wonder how much that home costs per month.

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                    Posted: August 27, 2009, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                    Party

                    Congrats to the winners....WTG

                    "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

                                                                                                  Psalms 37:34

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                      Posted: August 27, 2009, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                      guys in Ohio are really into lotto pooling, wow. Such unity is rare from my side of the country.

                      Infact the state laws here will only recognize one person as the winner and it's up to him or

                      her to pay the taxes and then distribute the money as they deem fit.

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                        Posted: August 27, 2009, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                        $7187.50 after taxes. Nothing to retire on. Wonder how much that home costs per month.

                        I agree, but it's the thrill of it.   When I saw "retirement home" I was hoping some of its residents won.

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                          Posted: August 27, 2009, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

                          guys in Ohio are really into lotto pooling, wow. Such unity is rare from my side of the country.

                          Infact the state laws here will only recognize one person as the winner and it's up to him or

                          her to pay the taxes and then distribute the money as they deem fit.

                          Gotta love that "east coast" mentality: "It's all MINE".  I have nothing against it (I'm from there) it's just something I've notices. Also I have found the further west you go, the nicer, trusting and more easy going people are, particularly in those big square states in the middle of the country...Smile

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                            Posted: August 27, 2009, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                            glad you said middle, cease i was about to say, CA is full of dicks and stupid people

                            their about as west as you get lol

                             

                            also check youtube guys, it seem thier  a ton of local media stories on it

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erKKgx-VSlY

                            "its been very busy, i like sold 90 dollars of tickets to 1 person"

                            AND some guy form their state lotto dict  was on their talking about it

                             

                            am sure the lotto states of mm, are grining form ear to ear, and are dreaming of it not being hit and having a new sales record for next one LOL, money money ya ya

                            this jackpot going to more then make their year worth it for the mm states

                             

                            hell if it does roll, with pb cap, mm will be will over 400 m, even some say 450ish, pb has no chance in hell of breaking a record like that with their <snip> CAP for new record setting jackpots,

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

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