CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Twenty co-workers in Rhode Island will be taking home $250,000 each after winning $5 million as part of a joint lottery-playing effort.
The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/28MLBjl ) the men, who work together at a medical supply manufacturing company, play either Powerball or Mega Millions every week.
They bought the ticket in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing at Chum's Spirits in Harrisville.
They won the $1 million prize for matching five of the six numbers drawn. The group increased the prize by purchasing a "multiplier" option, making the total $5 million before taxes.
Most of the men say they plan to retire soon and the money will help to make that happen.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com