A syndicate of 22 workers from the KraftMaid factory in Jefferson, Ashtabula County have now claimed their $99 Million win on Friday’s Mega Millions.
The group appeared at the headquarters of the Ohio Lottery in Youngstown on Monday.
They opted for a lump sum payment, and therefore after taxes every member of the group will receive around $2 Million each. The Ohio Lottery said it would take around 4 weeks for them to receive their winnings checks.
Most of the 22 strong group are workers in either customer services or the logistics department at KraftMaid, a company that makes cabinets.
Whilst the group have been together and playing as a syndicate for a few years now, it was of course still a shock for them. But they said that paying off their bills was the main priority for each of them.
They bought their winning ticket from a Speedway gas station in Jefferson, which will receive a bonus payment of $99,000 for being the seller of the winning ticket (0.1% of the jackpot value).
Ohio only joined the Mega Millions game in May 2002. But this will already be the 16th jackpot ticket sold in Ohio.
The winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday were 6, 24, 28, 33, and 42. The Mega ball was 19, and the Megaplier was 3.
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