What Are The Odds? Montebello School Employees Hit Lottery For A 2nd Time

MONTEBELLO (CBS) — Improbably, amazingly, happily, for the second time in almost a year, a group of Montebello school employees (and the same group to boot) have hit it big in the lottery.

Last February, the group of 11 co-workers hit it big and won a $12 million SuperLotto prize.

This week, they claimed a prize from a Dec. 2 MegaMillions draw and added $262,743 to their winnings.

The employees, mostly clerical workers, told Lottery officials that a portion of the previous jackpot was donated to purchase a new sound system for the school, and that their campus will get a donation from the latest prize as well. The exact identity of the school has not disclosed.

Previous to the first win, the group had been playing like clockwork for two years. Their first and biggest win before the 2011 jackpot: $20.

It is not known how many of the original group of 11 still work at the school or how many are currently in the group.

Some of the first jackpot was set aside to buy more tickets, and group spokeswoman Deanna P. was quoted by the California Lottery as saying the group is not done playing, they intend to go for a third prize.


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