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20 co-workers win lottery, will split $5M prize

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CRANSTON, R.I. -

Twenty co-workers in Rhode Island will be taking home $250,000 each after winning $5 million as part of a joint lottery-playing effort.
    
The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/28MLBjl ) the men, who work together at a medical supply manufacturing company, play either Powerball or Mega Millions every week.
    
They bought the ticket in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing at Chum's Spirits in Harrisville.
    
They won the $1 million prize for matching five of the six numbers drawn. The group increased the prize by purchasing a "multiplier" option, making the total $5 million before taxes.
    
Most of the men say they plan to retire soon and the money will help to make that happen.

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