Spontaneous California office lottery pool wins $543 million jackpot

Spontaneous California office lottery pool wins $543 million jackpot

The 11 workers at a San Jose Wells Fargo split the largest single jackpot in California lottery history when they recently claimed the incredible $543 million prize.

Members paid $2 to join the winning pool.

California Lottery official Mike Neis, right, watches as Amol Sachdev hangs a sign over his family's store Ernie's Liquors where a Mega Millions lottery ticket worth more than $500 million was sold in San Jose, Calif., July 28, 2018.We love that company.

The winners of a $522 million Mega Millions jackpot have stepped forward. "We're just normal people", said Reyes.

The lottery also did not say if the winners had chose to take a lump-sum payment of $320.5 million, or to accept annual payments spread out over 30 years.

A group of bank employees in California became instant millionaires thanks to lottery tickets they purchased on a whim.

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He knows we don't do guarantees, he knows the challenge and he knows he'll have to earn the right, but I think he's up for that". Dyche wouldn't comment on either player, but added: "We hope it's going to be a busy few days.

"It was spur of the moment". 'Hey, did you hear about the jackpot? We love what we've built there. This country has given us the opportunity to do that, ' owner Kewal Sachdev said. "We have a good time and want to stay together".

Reyes said the group hadn't played any tickets in the previous 22 drawings as the potential prize climbed from $40 million.

In addition to the 11 colleagues, the other victor in the deal was Kewal Sachdev, the co-owner of the store that sold the winning ticket, Ernie's Liquor in San Jose.

The group showed up at a lottery office in Hayward, California, the day after the July 24 drawing.

They have declined to speak to reporters or be photographed.

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