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Archive for Sunday, September 2, 2001

Supermarket workers share lottery prize

September 2, 2001

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— Shoppers at the local Pathmark supermarket might have to wait a little longer for someone to ring up their purchases.

Thirty-three of the store's 250 employees shared one of the two winning tickets for a Big Game lottery jackpot worth $115 million. The other half of the Friday night jackpot in the multistate game goes to the holder of a ticket sold in Camden.

Taking their winnings as annuities with payouts spread over 26 years would mean a total of about $1.7 million per person. Taking the one-time cash option would reduce an individual's share by about half.

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