Thirteen postal workers claim $46.5m Mega Millions jackpot share
DETROIT, MI – A southeast Michigan couple was checking for television updates on the overnight snow storm that socked Michigan this week when they got the surprise of their life. Their numbers had come up in the Mega Millions draw.
The $93 million jackpot was split between two parties, so the couple and eleven of their co-workers won a share of $46.5 million.
Hosea and Charlene Person told reporters Friday they began singing “We’re in the Money” Wednesday morning after rechecking the numbers and confirming they’d won.
The couple are part of a group of 13 current and former postal service employees who make up a lottery syndicate.
The group decided to take the lump sum cash option rather than the annuity, meaning they will receive a check for $29 million.
The other winning ticket for Tuesday’s drawing was sold in Indiana.
Published: February 7, 2011