A syndicate of sixteen New Jersey Ocean County public employees (calling themselves ‘Ocean’s 16’ after the famous movie ‘Ocean’s 11’) recently became instant millionaires when they won a third of the $448 million US Powerball jackpot. The group had put their money together to purchase Powerball lottery tickets as a syndicate and landed up hitting the jackpot!
Their winning US Powerball ticket was one of three that matched the Powerball numbers from the August 7th, 2013 drawing, earning the syndicate a third of the incredible $448 million prize - $149 million. The ‘Ocean’s 16’ opted for the lump-sum amount of $86 million, so each syndicate member took home about $3.8 million after tax. In an amazing display of syndicate solidarity and shared excitement, the ‘Ocean’s 16’ members hired a bus to take them to the lottery offices to verify their winning ticket and claim their prize.
Who are the ‘Ocean’s 16’ Syndicate Players?
‘Ocean’s 16’ is a syndicate of sixteen co-workers from New Jersey’s Ocean County Department of Vehicle Services. This syndicate win is particularly heart-warming, as six of the sixteen co-workers were directly affected by Superstorm Sandy that raged across the Ocean County shoreline in October 2012. One of the winners even lost her home from the hurricane. This incredible win will help these families recover from the after-effects of the storm.
Lisa Presutto was the player who collected the $6 from each of the syndicate players, and who bought the tickets from an Acme Markets store on her way home from work. For a mere $6 investment, each member earned $3.8 million! Had they not played as a syndicate, chances are that they would not have become Powerball millionaires! Now that is the power of teamwork.
Has winning the lottery changed these syndicate players? Chances are that they will remain down-to-earth because, the very next day, every single one of them showed up to work at the Ocean County Department of Vehicle Services, despite their newfound millionaire statuses.
‘Ocean’s 16’ Syndicate Becomes Powerball Millionaires!
The ‘Ocean’s 16’ syndicate were presented with their $86 million US Powerball check at a press conference in Toms River, New Jersey - the town where the syndicate members work. Watch this video to share in the exhilaration and heart-warming emotion of this high-spirited syndicate success story as they receive their prize. It is sure to inspire you to buy US Powerball lottery tickets online today! You too could become a millionaire in the upcoming US Powerball draw.
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