Office pool shares $1 million lottery prize
BATON ROUGE - Two dozen members of a local realtor's office who put together a lottery pool claimed their $1 million Powerball prize today.
The group received $700,000 to split after state and federal taxes were withheld. They said each member of the pool would receive more then $29,000 from the winnings.
The group said the win makes them feel closer to one another.
"Sharing this with each of you as friends makes this day even better," said Inex Shelton Jr. Of Greenwell Springs. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing that we will always remember, and we will be bonded together because of it."
The office pool was put together for the May 18 drawing, which had a record-setting $590.5 million jackpot. Their ticket matched all five white balls but missed the red Powerball.
News 2 spoke to the winners and will have reactions from their celebration tonight at 6 p.m.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Families excited for return of Festival of Lights to Downtown Baton Rouge
As deadline approaches, 1600 kids remain without a sponsor in Salvation Army's...
Jury convicts Melanie Curtin of raping unconscious victim at deputy's home
'Devastsating': Defense attorneys react to Melanie Curtin's conviction
Deadly shooting on I-10 stemmed from confrontation in another parish, Ascension deputies...
WATCH: New LSU coach Brian Kelly arrives in Baton Rouge
High school coaches give Brian Kelly advice on how to tackle recruiting...
See the contract to get Brian Kelly as the new LSU Football...
Fans share their excitement about new LSU head coach Brian Kelly
New LSU coach Brian Kelly arrives in Baton Rouge