COLUMBIA, SC (May 23, 2014) – A group of 11 co-workers from the Housing Authority are sharing a $50,000 Powerball® prize won in Wednesday night’s drawing.
After taxes, that’s about $3,000 each.
The group from Florence estimates they’ve been buying Powerball® tickets for a year. The lucky one was from Jackie Postons Inc. on E. Palmetto St. in Florence.
“We figure more will want to join us now,” said the group’s spokesperson Cornelious Felder.
With a $3 contribution from each member and $21 in winnings from a prior drawing, the group’s designated manager bought 18 Powerball® plays with PowerPlay®. Smart considering the extra $1 spent for PowerPlay® increased their would be $10,000 prize to $50,000.
“Would you believe it was the last number printed on our tickets that won,” the manager said.
The winners are mostly maintenance mechanics at the Housing Authority and learned on Thursday that they’d won. They spent the day celebrating and making plans to collect and divvy up their winnings from successfully matching four white ball numbers and the red Powerball® number drawn on Wednesday, May 21 (4 - 20 - 34 - 39 - 58, PB: 31).
Group members are planning to take vacations, pay bills, and enjoy dinner out with their families.
“We were one number away from the jackpot and never having to go back to work,” the manager said. “We were close.”
Jackie Postons received a commission of $500 for selling the claimed ticket.
The Powerball® jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing is $132 million!
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