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20 co-workers win $420.9 million Powerball jackpot weeks before Christmas


A group of co-workers in Tennessee will have a green Christmas this year after winning a nearly $421 million Powerball jackpot.

The winners, who are from Tennessee and Kentucky, worked together at North American Stamping Group in the sales and the quality control departments. The company makes parts for automobiles, The Tennessean reported.

Their ticket matched the six Powerball numbers in the Nov. 26 drawing.

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Some winners plan to use the money for vacations and new cars. Others plan to use the windfall to pay medical bills and send their children to college. They also want to help others with the newfound fortune.

Lottery officials said the cash value was actually $254 million, or just about $12.7 million per person before taxes, The Tennessean reported.

Middle Tennessee's $420.9 million Powerball winner

Posted by The Tennessean on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The member of the group who bought the ticket said they buy $120 worth of tickets twice a week. Amy O'Neal said she went to bed instead of checking the ticket Saturday night since she thought they had a one in a million chance to win. The next morning her husband and son woke her up saying that the single winning ticket was bought in their area. O'Neal thought she was dreaming when she realized that the numbers matched, The Tennessean reported.


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