Ocean’s 16 Claims It’s Share of That 448 Million Dollar Powerball Jackpot
Even though I wanted to win too, I can’t be mad at the Ocean's 16, a group from New Jersey who collected their share of last week's $448 million Powerball jackpot.
The nine women and seven men, work in Ocean County's vehicle maintenance department. They took the lump sum of $86 million — about $3.8 million each after taxes.
Some of the winners had their homes damaged in Hurricane Sandy last year.
Another winner, Joseph Odoardo, said he almost retired last year — and now he will.
Everybody else says they will keep working.
The woman who bought the tickets for the group, Lisa Presutto, drew loud applause from her co-workers. She explained that she assumed the duty because she had to stop at the local Acme (grocery) and pick up her medicine
The Ocean County group bought the winning ticket at the Acme in Little Egg Harbor, N.J. The supermarket received $30,000 for selling a winning ticket. The other winning tickets were sold in New Jersey and Minnesota.
The winner in South Brunswick, N.J., has yet to come forward. Paul White, an engineer from Ham Lake, Minn., cashed in the other winning ticket.