42 Oak Brook co-workers win $1M in Illinois lottery
Co-workers from the billing department at an Oak Brook Com-Ed won a million dollars in the Illinois State Lottery.
The final cut they each received had a lot less zeros.
That’s because the group known as “42 Mega-Watts” had to split their winnings 42 ways.
They’ve been playing as a team for more than 6-years, chipping in $2 every week, finally striking gold last months.
When their check was awarded, each person got about $23,000 before taxes.
After taxes, their winnings totaled about $14,000.
Still, some are using the money to pay for their children’s college tuition, while others are just happy to reimbursed for their weekly contributions to the lottery pool.