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Four of 16 Lottery-Winning Lunch Ladies Have Left Kitchen

May 6, 2004, 7:27 am

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Four of the 16 Holdingford, Minnesota school employees who won half of a $190 million Powerball jackpot in October have left the school.

Susan Breth says she'll leave her job as part-time cook at the end of the school year. She joins Barbara Nelson, Donna Lange and Alice Kobylinski in retirement.

Kobylinski was a custodian for the district. The rest were cooks.

The group won the lottery after years of chipping in a quarter each to play every payday. Despite their millionaire status, most of the women vowed to stay at their jobs.

While Breth soon will be done with her job as a part-time cook, she says she'll still drive a school bus.

Holdingford Superintendent Roger Carlson says he hasn't been told any of the remaining 12 cooks are planning to quit. He says the millionaire cooks remain wonderful ladies and haven't exhibited any diva behavior.


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7 comments. Last comment 17 years ago by golotto.
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United States
Member #1928
July 28, 2003
52 Posts

Poor Ladies they have no idea about how live is beautiful, cannot be possible that they like more there job that theire LIVE, I am sure they work all there LIVE, have never but never enjoy any great time, they must be very very very boren people, it is a petty, my God, my God having 5 million and dont appreciate it.

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    United States
    Member #3271
    January 7, 2004
    148 Posts

    I agree -- Talk about stupid!

      United States
      Member #3522
      January 27, 2004
      372 Posts

      I once remember a news story of a secretary who won millions. When asked why she was'nt quitting her low paying job. Her reply: "I can't quit, the company needs me"!!


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        United States
        Member #1809
        July 7, 2003
        84 Posts
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          beltsville, md
          United States
          Member #2846
          November 21, 2003
          15 Posts

           guys and gals,

          i am not so sure they won so much money to quit their jobs.

          the pot was only half of the jackpot of 190, which was 95, and after they

          took the cash option and paid the taxman, they were left with 50 million that

          was shared by 16 people, which works out to be around 3 million each.

          now that might look like a lot of money, but once you buy a nice house, couple

          of nice cars, health insurance, save some for old age, share little with the loved

          ones, and enjoy life a little, there might not be enough left...


          cheers, hitchaser

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            United States
            Member #3687
            February 12, 2004
            10 Posts

            Several years ago (maybe 10

              United States
              Member #1610
              June 3, 2003
              668 Posts

              i could retire on $3 Million quite easily, my wants are few and my needs are simple. give me a good old 60's bond film and a cold soda and i'm happy. have mt bike will travel. some basic reliable transportation and a little pocket money to celebrate new year's and the 4th (fireworks) ...what more could i need ...what more could i want? yes, $3M would be sufficient. although i must admit, to exceed "jw" $314.9M +1 cent is what i'm truly aiming for ;-)

              ... the lottery never fails to surprise!