Five North Carolina sheriff's deputies who work together at the jail are sharing $1 million in Powerball lottery winnings.
The Associated Press reported that the Gaston County officers all
showed up for work Monday after the Saturday drawing gave them each $136,000 after taxes.
Deputy Fay Costner says she and her colleagues came to work
after their big win because they are professionals and are
dedicated to their community.
Costner says the deputies have to work Tuesday but plan to go to
Raleigh on Wednesday to get their winnings. The five deputies contribute $20 every five weeks to buy tickets.
It was the second $1 million win in Gaston County in less than a
month. A ticket sold Dec. 31 also won $1 million.