19 Barnes-Jewish Hospital workers to share $1 million Powerball prize

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ST. LOUIS – A $1 million Powerball prize will be split 19 ways — $52,631 before taxes for each — after a group of workers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis shared a winning ticket for the Aug. 12 drawing.

The Missouri Lottery says all 19 are medical records employees at the hospital. They matched all five white-ball numbers in the Aug. 12 drawing: 8, 13, 29, 38 and 52. The ticket was purchased at a Circle K store in St. Louis.

“We just got a pool together and decided to start playing and we all put five dollars in,” says Vikki Kellenberger, Co-Winner.

For 50 weeks out of the year, you’ll find the employees of Barnes Jewish Center for Outpatient Health playing the Powerball, like this group on august 11th.

“I bought the ticket that week,” says Terri Mastis, Co-Winner.

This was much like any week, for this group that works with health information and medical records.

“We put $5 in a week rotate take turns buying the tickets,” says Mastis.

But, meanwhile on the morning of August 12th the center for outpatient health was about to become the headquarters of good fortune.
Their ticket contained all five numbers, 8, 13, 29, 38 and 52.

“So I’m trying to pull up my phone look at the numbers on my phone and I look and I’m like ‘Holy cow! We just won a million dollars,” says Kellenberger. “We just sat there in disbelief for a long time.”

Because it’s the shared dream of many a co-worker, to win the lottery and quit your job. But one million dollars quickly turns into $52,631 before taxes when you’re splitting it with your co-workers.

“Nineteen people total,” says Mastis. “I think the good thing is it’s a lot of prayer answered and I think it’s going to really touch a lot of lives. It’s a big group and a great group of people.”

Proving, good things come to those who wait, and share and share alike with the Quick pick.

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