$1 Million Mega Millions prize goes to solid waste employees
Four coworkers of the Waste Municipal Utilities Company came to work on July 16th, 2014 to find out they were the winners of the Mega Millions Lottery. John Stone, one of the employees came in to work and told Carrie Taylor, the one who purchased the tickets for the group that she may want to check their tickets because someone had won. Once Taylor went online to check the ticket and saw they had won, she decided to call Stone in to have a look. Once Stone verified the ticket was in fact a winner, they started notifying the others. The winners didn’t go around telling their other coworkers they had one, but it didn’t take long for others to figure it out. The group’s cell phones were going crazy with text messages while they were at the Kentucky Lottery headquarters claiming their prize. Most of the texts were from coworkers congratulating them. Each one walked away with a check for $172,500 after they split the prize between them. Stone said the winnings are going to make everyone more comfortable and they all just want to be debt free. These winnings will help them to achieve that goal.