HR Strange But True!
June 23, 2011

Only a lucky few walk away with lottery prizes. Even those that do win may have to buy a decade’s worth of tickets before scoring large, as these employees found out.

Eleven years ago 10 employees as Skaggs Regional Medical Center started a weekly office pool for lottery tickets.

Fast-forward to March of this year, and 24 employees receive news that their weekly $2 contribution finally paid off. After over a decade of losses or minimal wins, the colleagues win $250,000, roughly $7,000 dollars each.

On the other hand, there have been some extremely fortunate employees who only had to wait a mere month before winning big. For example, 20 Costco employees started buying lotto tickets in May 2011. To their surprise, on June 1 they won the $201.9 million Powerball jackpot!

Whether it be 1 month or 1 decade, we think the any winner is lucky, because let’s face it—there are plenty of workplace lottery pools that never win!



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