Skip to comments.$214.7 MILLION POWERBALL JACKPOT CLAIMED BY GROUP OF CO-WORKERS FROM SEAFORD, DELAWARE
Posted on 10/17/2004 12:56:41 PM PDT by Lokibob
$214.7 MILLION POWERBALL JACKPOT CLAIMED BY GROUP OF CO-WORKERS FROM SEAFORD, DELAWARE
Dover, October 12, 2004A group of 33 employees who work for a printing company in Seaford, Delaware today presented the winning ticket for the Saturday, October 9th POWERBALL® drawing and claimed the $214.7 million jackpot.
The winning employees have opted to remain anonymous and have selected the cash single payment value for the jackpot, which totals $116.9 million before federal withholding taxes. Each of the 33 winners will receive a payment of $2,657,754, which represents their share of the jackpot after federal taxes. The winning ticket was validated by Delaware Lottery officials late this afternoon.
One of the winning players told officials they checked the Delaware Lottery web site on Sunday morning following the previous night's drawing and realized they had the winning ticket, which was purchased at the Uncle Willie's convenience store, 50 S. Market Street, in Blades, Delaware.
The spokesperson for the group said they are regular players of the POWERBALL® game, especially when the jackpot is large. Several representatives of the group spoke of using their winnings to pay for college tuition and other future family expenses.
The October 9th POWERBALL® jackpot was the sixth largest ever awarded and was the second time this year the jackpot reached the $200 million level.
If my one of my company's lottery pools were to hit the big one, I'd still want to keep working there. No reason why my good fortune should be my clients' misfortune. I'd probably make some other changes in my life, but I like my job.