Teachers, administrator claim Mega Millions prize, Maryland officials say
April 10th, 2012
08:25 AM ET

Teachers, administrator claim Mega Millions prize, Maryland officials say

Two teachers and an administrator at a public school claimed a winning ticket for the Mega Millions jackpot, according to Maryland lottery officials.

The winners have told lottery officials that they plan to continue to work after they get their winnings, which will total $35 million each.

The group bought $60 worth of tickets, according to lottery officials.

Two other winning tickets, sold in Kansas and Illinois, split the $656 million jackpot.

The winners, a woman in her 20s, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s, who are calling themselves "The Three Amigos," have worked together for many years in the public school system. This is the first time they've pooled money together, according to lottery officials.

On the night of the drawing the woman who bought the tickets laid them all out on the floor and watched the drawing, officials said. She then called her fellow public school workers, one of who thought it was an early April Fool's Day joke, to let them know they had won, according to officials.

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  1. jack

    Its good to see some honesty and integrity. Instead of the selfishness that Hatain women was portraying. She gave a BLACK EYE to all lottery pools.... :-) :-)

    April 10, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubba™

      That dirty hatian cow from mcdonalds..

      April 10, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • CenTexan©

      I'd say that woman has some serious issues. That whole story didn't make sense. I hope she's proud of herself.

      April 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      I wonder if she will be back at mcdonalds . Working again with all her friends there??? Im sure they all love her. :-)

      April 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I think it's great that teachers won!
    But contiuing to work?
    Those are some dedicated teachers....

    As for that silly woman who claimed she one....pfffft!
    She got her 15 minutes; now she looks like an ass...

    April 10, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • CenTexan©

      Hi Banasy! Sorry to hear you're tired....I'm dragging today as well. And, still have to go to work this afternoon. If only I had won the lottery...........

      April 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hey, CenTexan, what's the haps?
      Yeah, I've been really tired lately...
      I also have the grandaughter here, (mom is out of town on business) and that baby never STOPS!
      Perpetual motion, doncha know.
      She's napping right now.

      Have fun at work...
      Hope your Easter Holiday was lovely.

      April 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Oh, and I wish we both would have won a piece of that lottery pie...

      April 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Who claimed she *won*....
    Banasy is tired.

    April 10, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right vs. Wrong"

    Congratulatons...double dipping has never been this much fun !!! :)

    April 10, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right vs. Wrong"

    The ones that have it, don't need it. The ones that need it, don't have it.

    April 10, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    It is my feeling that they always say their not going to quit their jobs for appearances' sake.

    I wonder how long *that* lasts....

    April 10, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mark

    Please click on my name. Donate to help stop the subjugation of our judicial system by black racist.

    April 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. I'm riding on a bike

    I would buy a new bike. Then I would ride it on the freeway.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Bicycle bicycle bicycle
      I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
      I want to ride my bicycle
      I want to ride my bike
      I want to ride my bicycle
      I want to ride it where I like

      April 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right vs. Wrong"

    The Lottery? I don't want her – you can have her – she's too fat for me – she's too fat for me – she's too fat for me.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |