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Ocean County Garage Workers Realized They Won the Lottery, Then Went to Work! Would You?


Ask around where you work: if you won several million dollars in the lottery, would you show up to work the next day?  Most would probably say, “No way”!

A group of employees from Ocean County apparently knew they were millionaires when they headed off for work Thursday morning. The workers, all from the the county garage in Toms River, pooled their money to buy one of the three winning tickets from Wednesday’s night’s $448 million Powerball Lottery jackpot. The winning ticket was purchased at the Little Egg Harbor Acme market.

The winning work crew hasn’t made any official statement, but they did check with their boss, Jim Pine, the director of the Vehicle Maintenance department, who said, “This is my staff. They’re right now trying to work through this. They got lucky. I couldn’t be more happy for them. They’re a group of wonderful, hardworking people, and them showing up for work today ought to tell you something.”

The group’s winning ticket is worth $86 million before taxes, and if they take the cash lump sum, the workers would each pocket about $4 million after taxes.  When that happens, you have to think that Ocean County will have at least a few “help wanted” opportunities at the county garage.

Would you have gone to work the day after you won a huge lottery jackpot?  If so, how long would you continue to go to work?  Tell me in the comments section below.

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