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16 Co-Workers Win Powerball

What’s $448 million divided by 16? A lot, that’s for sure, and about how much each of the co-workers smart enough to go in on the ticket in the Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department in Toms River, New Jersey, will take home with them. “I couldn't be more happy for them,” said Jim Pine, director of the department where the holders of this week’s winning Powerball ticket work. “They’re a group of wonderful, hardworking people, showing up for work today ought to tell you something. Guess this is proof you should always chip in on the office-wide lottery ticket. It’s good to see these hard-working, blue-collar employees win this money that’s really going to be a life-changer for them,” said John Kelly, a local government official.