California Bank Employees Win Record $543 Million Jackpot After Buying Mega Millions Ticket on a Whim
The 11 Wells Fargo workers will each take home $29 million before taxes.
A group of bank employees in California became instant millionaires, thanks to lottery tickets they purchased on a whim.
Before taxes, that's a not-too-shabby $29,140,281 a piece.
“It was spur of the moment," winner Roland Reyes, who claimed the prize for the group, said in a statement. “If I could win, anybody could win. We’re just normal people!”
Reyes said the group, whose members range in age from 21 to 60, doesn't normally do an office pool but decided to for the July 24 draw after hearing about the record jackpot.
Now, they've won it all. So what will they do with all that scratch?
There were mentions of paying off mortgages, kids’ college tuition, helping family members, going back to school and, of course, travel.
"It helps real people and families," Reyes said.
For now, at least, the group says they'll plan on continuing the work they do together at the bank.
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