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Nov 12, 2009 12:56 PM by Associated Press

Colorado workers split $1 million Powerball prize

Four workers at a Longmont cabinet factory will split a $1 million Powerball lottery prize.

The workers at John Murphy Mill Works saw their lottery pool win on Oct. 25. The company is a commercial cabinet maker.

After taxes, the workers took home $177,500 each. Group members say they've been pooling money to buy lottery tickets for since 2008. When the group wins small amounts, a few dollars or so, the winnings are set aside to divide among the lottery players around the holidays.

One of the winners, bookkeeper DeLena DeLaBarre, told the (Longmont) Daily Times-Call newspaper that the members were "shocked but ecstatic" when they won the $1 million prize.

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