This story just goes to show that it really does pay off to be patient for your lottery win. This lucky syndicate is made of 16 passionate lottery players from Maryland, USA. They are all in high spirits after they took home $50,000 in the Powerball draw that took place on the 13th of January.
Winning the lottery becomes so much sweeter when you’ve been waiting for it with your colleagues for so long and it suddenly happens. During their holiday party, the group of teacher trainers and an IT worker for the school system decided to join a syndicate to play Powerball with.
They, unfortunately, missed the January 9th draw, so they decided to wait until the massive draw that was coming up on the 13th of January for the $1.6 billion draw. The wait proved to be just the luckiest thing they could have decided to do because in that draw they managed to match the main balls, and scooped themselves a lovely $50,000 prize!
The spokesperson of their syndicate, Rachel O’Connell, said that it was only the third time since they had actually played as a syndicate together. The last time they had played it together was in the year 2012. “I guess it’s a good thing we weren’t able to get tickets for the Saturday drawing and had to wait for Wednesday,” said Rachel about their win.
In total, the syndicate had bought 80 tickets for the draw but O’Connell was asleep at the time the actual draw took place! Two of the other syndicate members, Ryan, and Lisa saw the draw happen and checked their tickets together. Lisa initially thought they had won $100 for matching three main numbers including the Powerball. Ryan, on the other hand, spotted the other winning number, which means they won a smashing $50,000.
Ryan, realizing the gravity of the situation, immediately sent out an email with the news to all the other members and made it perfectly clear that he wasn’t joking at all. They nearly won a fair share of the massive jackpot had they matched one extra number. This syndicate are the latest big winners in Maryland.
Each of the members will receive $2,000 after taxes. They have a few ideas on how to celebrate their win. Some of them want to take a holiday to Yellowstone National Park and Las Vegas. Carrie and her husband want to splurge on a big dinner together in Baltimore.
Congratulations to these winners!
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