August 13th, 2013
04:24 PM ET

Sandy victims among the 'Oceans 16' Powerball lottery winners

Several of them suffered property losses in Superstorm Sandy. One is the daughter of a man who helped write New Jersey's lottery law.

All are feeling extremely lucky.

Sixteen New Jersey co-workers who jointly held one of three tickets that won last week's $448 million Powerball jackpot came forward publicly Tuesday.

Dubbed the "Oceans 16" - they work for the Ocean County vehicle maintenance facility - the group claims $86 million, or a third of the jackpot's cash-option value. After federal and state taxes, each group member will get $3.8 million.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Governor Christie

    Good. Now you can stop begging for more FEMA money.

    August 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Watch New Jersey "really" move forward now!

    August 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    How nice! Good for them.

    August 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. piankie

    Congrates to them 🙂

    August 13, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TvNyC

    Very good news. They could use the money!

    August 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |