21 Wisconsin co-workers share $1 million lottery prize

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DELAVAN, Wis. (AP) — A group of 21 co-workers in southeastern Wisconsin is sharing a $1 million lottery prize.

The group recently claimed the prize from the Mega Millions ticket that matched all five numbers Oct. 17.

The co-workers from the Pentair plant in Delavan had been buying weekly lottery tickets for about 14 years.

Anthony Kienast buys the tickets each week —$2 per person per play — for the group of first-shift welders and assemblers who build pressure tanks.

He tells The Janesville Gazette a lot of his co-workers “couldn’t believe it” when he told them they had won.

After taxes, each winner received about $32,000.

The winning ticket came from Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly in Delavan. The store also gets $20,000 for selling the ticket.