CLEVELAND – After 16 years of playing the same group of numbers, a group of ten public workers in northeast Ohio literally hit the jackpot.
Two representatives of the group, who call themselves “The Lucky Ten”, claimed their Classic Lotto jackpot of US $ 5.9 million drawn on November 23rd.
Gery, who bought the tickets every week, said the group played Powerball, Mega Millions and Classic Lotto. He said when he realized they’d won $ 5.9 million he couldn’t believe his eyes.
“I called the group together to tell them and I wanted to see their facial expressions. You thought I was lying! “Said Gery.
When the pool started 16 years ago, they bought an auto-pick ticket and have stuck to the numbers ever since.
The group chose the $ 2.9 million cash option. After totaling 28% state and state taxes, each individual receives $ 212,400, according to the Ohio Lottery.
You will continue to play the same numbers in future drawings.
“A few months ago we won for $ 2,000. We just built on the big one. We hope for Mega Millions next, ”said Gery.
The group bought the winning ticket at the Convenient Food Mart at 811 East 222 Street in Euclid.
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