Sunday, November 2, 2014

School Workers Win the Powerball

After a decade of playing, a lottery syndicate from Ohio has won a $1 million prize. The syndicate, which consists of 38 school workers, successfully matched the five main numbers, but failed to get the Powerball in the US Powerball drawing on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Speaking to the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News, Ross Local Schools Superintendent Greg Young spoke of his excitement when he heard learned of the win.

"They showed me the ticket and I just stared at it. I thought, ‘Oh no, this can't be real. Yes, it was real. And I was pretty excited," Young said.

Each member of the syndicate will receive around $18,000 after taxes.

The US Powerball is a multi-state draw that offers a minimum jackpot of $40 million. Numbers are drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 22:59 (EST). The next drawing is on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. The estimated jackpot is $178 million.