GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Mega Millions mistake by an office employee is paying off for her and 20 of her Ottawa County coworkers.
The Michigan Lottery says the Bus Busters lottery club won $1 million during the historic Mega Millions drawing on Oct. 23.
All 21 winners work for SoundOff Commercial Vehicle Solutions in Hudsonville.
The lottery club’s representative said they pooled their money for lottery tickets, with their boss matching the amount for a total of $212. However, the woman who volunteered to buy the lottery tickets only purchased Mega Millions tickets, not a mix of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets as the group had planned.
It turns out the last ticket she bought matched all five white balls drawn, winning a $1 million prize.
The lottery club’s spokesman says although each member contributed varying amounts, they all agreed to divvy up the winnings evenly, which will amount to about $47,600 each before taxes.
“Everyone’s plans for the money are a little different, but I know a lot of folks are looking forward to sharing with family, paying for college tuition, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some new cars in the parking lot at work,” said lottery club representative David Lantzy.
24 Hour News 8 reached out to the winners Thursday, but their boss said they’re declining to speak to the media after accepting their check.
The winning ticket was sold by Bricks, located at 862 44th Street SW in Georgetown Township. It’s the second big winning ticket the store sold in a month. On Oct. 3, Bricks sold a $2 million Michigan Raffle ticket to an Ottawa County mom.