January 1, 2011 by staff
Ohio Lottery, The odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery Ohio and 250,000 prizes are 1 in 3.9 million. But this has not prevented a group of employees at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell to try their luck. In fact, after 15 years of playing the lottery, their number has finally arrived. “We all just decided to play and thought maybe we would be lucky one day,” said Carolyn Eichhorn, a 36-year employee of acres Summit. “And now, a day has come.”
Eichhorn is one of nine long-time employees of nursing homes, including a mother and her daughter, who has won 250,000 and when they match five of five numbers without the mega ball in the Friday, November 26, Mega Millions drawing. “It was a shock,” Eichhorn said, adding that most of the group had already been won and 100 divided nine ways. “It was nothing like winning.”
This time, Eichhorn had to check and recheck the numbers, and it took a lot of convincing employees of the Center Caldwell food before it is fully aware of what had happened.
“When I contacted everyone in the group, well, they screamed and shouted and called me a liar,” she said, laughing. Even split between the group and 250,000 is not small change. After 31 percent is taken out for mandatory federal tax deductions and state, each person will receive $ 19,166.
Members of the group, which has fluctuated in the number of participants over the years, have each contributed in a week and 2 since they started playing.
“We thought we spent about 1,700 and, so it’s a good return on our investment,” Eichhorn said with a chuckle.
“It’s a great victory,” said Marie Kilbane, public information officer for the Ohio Lottery. “Since June 2005, there were 283 award winners from second place.”
The cohesive group was presented to honor their checks last week, according to Kilbane. Eichhorn, an LPN, said none of them is sure yet what to do with their winnings.
“He came at a really good some people said they would help the family. A lady said her grandchildren would have a nice Christmas gift, someone else, I can not remember who said she needed a car, “she said.
“It’s just something great to happen in this small community.” The winning numbers were 5-9-34-43-47 auto selected by the Lottery. The jackpot for the day, which the group would have earned had he taken the ball mega, and was 42 million. The jackpot is underway and 74 million.
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