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Coworkers in lottery pool claim $1M Powerball prize

Coworkers in lottery pool claim $1M Powerball prize Photo: Minnesota Lottery

Updated: January 28, 2020 08:09 PM

A group of more than two dozen coworkers in Coon Rapids on Tuesday claimed a $1 million lottery prize.

The Minnesota Lottery said 28 people, who called their lottery pool "Team APG," claimed the Powerball prize Tuesday afternoon.

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"If we had one more number, our group name would be 'Retired,'" one member quipped.

"I had $1 million sitting on my desk since Saturday!" said Dustin Uran of Minneapolis, who purchased the ticket.

Uran said he didn't know the ticket was a big winner until he scanned it Monday morning at a lottery retailer.

Winning $1M Powerball ticket sold in Coon Rapids

"I scanned it and it said, 'Winner. Contact lottery office,'" he said. "So, I scanned it again and I thought, 'That's different.' I knew it must be $50,000 or $1 million—or a glitch."

Uran said after returning to the office, he looked up Saturday's winning numbers on the state lottery website and saw one of their tickets had won $1 million.

He then emailed his coworkers, "Apparently nobody checks the tickets I send. Check the tickets."

"I always email copies of the tickets before the drawing for transparency," he explained.

With the Powerball jackpot now at $394 million, Team APG might have a few more coworkers looking to join their pool.

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