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Lottery flub pays off: Michigan co-workers win $1M

Nov 8, 2018, 8:21 am

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GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Mega Millions mistake by an office employee is paying off for her and 20 of her Ottawa County coworkers.

The Michigan Lottery says the Bus Busters lottery club won $1 million during the historic Mega Millions drawing on Oct. 23. 

All 21 winners work for SoundOff Commercial Vehicle Solutions in Hudsonville.

The lottery club's representative said they pooled their money for lottery tickets, with their boss matching the amount for a total of $212. However, the woman who volunteered to buy the lottery tickets only purchased Mega Millions tickets, not a mix of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets as the group had planned.

It turns out the last ticket she bought matched all five white balls drawn, winning a $1 million prize.

The lottery club's spokesman says although each member contributed varying amounts, they all agreed to divvy up the winnings evenly, which will amount to about $47,600 each before taxes.

"Everyone's plans for the money are a little different, but I know a lot of folks are looking forward to sharing with family, paying for college tuition, and I wouldn't be surprised to see some new cars in the parking lot at work," said lottery club representative David Lantzy.

The winning ticket was sold by Bricks, located at 862 44th Street SW in Georgetown Township. It's the second big winning ticket the store sold in a month. On Oct. 3, Bricks sold a $2 million Michigan Raffle ticket to an Ottawa County mom.

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Congrats to All the Winners!

Time and Again Tickets Purchased in Error Turn Out to be Winners!

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    Congratulations!!

     

    On a side note my rant about stopping MP and or PP lasted only one draw!  The MP for that drawing was 3, so they did lose a bit...but so what?  Won a lot more than here!!

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      <scratching head> I am wondering if she should be put in charge of buying the tickets again for the group or not ? Green laugh

      Integrity: There is just no substitute.

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        If you look at the ticket, 2 lines had the "5" as Mega Number. They had "15" as their Mega Number.

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          Congratulation to all the winners. I don't believe any one is going to be upset about the other set of tickets she was going to purchase in Powerball tickets. Nice story.

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            <scratching head> I am wondering if she should be put in charge of buying the tickets again for the group or not ? Green laugh

            Yes, because buying multiple tickets for a single drawing gives you a mathematical advantage over spreading out your money for several different drawings.  She must be the smart one in the group.

            Only my hairdresser knows for sure.

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              So close yet so far away.  Congratulations never the less. 

               Great advertising for the Company. Patriot

               "We are all in this together!" 

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                If you look at the ticket, 2 lines had the "5" as Mega Number. They had "15" as their Mega Number.

                I just double-look at that when you're mentioning it meatman,yep. wow.

                 

                i personally won many pick 3's Smileytoday(same number)so i can just imagine how happy the people in this picture-story is feelin' right about now.

                 

                this is great. i can just imagine all the happiness they feel.

                this is awesome, as a bunch they all won great job, and shout outHurray! to BRICK's or Bricky's, they get a nice pay day too."

                 

                Way to go! I see all diff people in this happy pix, and i know they are going to enjoy it utilize it/invest it wisely to last.

                God bless them.

                 

                Bye all. Good luck with all of your lottery games this week, and thereafter.White Bounce

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                $22,000

                 

                So,Let's Go NC !!!Banana Time 2 break the bank, baby!!!

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                4767 4768 6393  7447 7546 7647 7687 7678 

                6442 0305 0306 1061 1106,1120,1130 1016 2013 4130 1610 

                1117,1211 1212 1031 1034, 1215,7678 7897, 7898 8768 8486

                4764 4774 6747 7077   4774 7447 3533,5592,5593,5910,5925 

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                  Always keep your mistake tickets, or even take someone else's when the store has them.

                  Ya never know...

                  Congrats to them all!!!  Cheers

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                    CongratulationsSun Smiley

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                      CongratulationsSun Smiley

                      I Agree!.. But too many people in this pool. A week or two ago, our walking wounded lottery player, found himself in a pool of well over 100 persons. As " Rocket" in Infinity War, after hearing of Thor's new weapon' s  name said " That's a bit much!"

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                        I Agree!.. But too many people in this pool. A week or two ago, our walking wounded lottery player, found himself in a pool of well over 100 persons. As " Rocket" in Infinity War, after hearing of Thor's new weapon' s  name said " That's a bit much!"

                        The lottery club's spokesman says although each member contributed varying amounts, they all agreed to divvy up the winnings evenly, which will amount to about $47,600 each before taxes.

                        That could have disastrous had those contributing more demanded a pari-mutual payoff.

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                          The lottery club's spokesman says although each member contributed varying amounts, they all agreed to divvy up the winnings evenly, which will amount to about $47,600 each before taxes.

                          That could have disastrous had those contributing more demanded a pari-mutual payoff.

                          I Agree!

                          Where I used to work, we did a pool when the jackpots got high. One guy used to put in twice the amount. He said it was for his son. We stopped that quickly and said "If we win, you can give him a share of your money"

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                            The lottery club's spokesman says although each member contributed varying amounts, they all agreed to divvy up the winnings evenly, which will amount to about $47,600 each before taxes.

                            That could have disastrous had those contributing more demanded a pari-mutual payoff.

                            Exactly Stack. It's like the old saying " it's all fun and games, until someone loses an eye." Meaning to me,l will play along, until we hit a " major" jackpot & then we can turn around and look at the room. Oh Jack, who is married, threw in $2.00. But Peter, the bachelor, threw in $10.. you know where l am going with this..

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