I love to meet lottery pool winners because there is nothing that brings people together like winning big money together.
[Note: besides playing my own numbers, I am also in a lottery pool in my home state of Pennsylvania]
Five co-workers at a medical clinic in Hibbing, Minnesota, each contributed $1 to a Gopher 5 pool for the drawing on Oct. 1.
Then the designated leader of the pool, Tara Eskelson, who purchased the tickets, checked them the next day and was shocked to discover that one of the tickets matched all five numbers to win the $487,544 jackpot.
I almost fell over! she said.
Eskelson called her co-workers to share the exciting news.
Nobody believed me! she recalled. She gave them the numbers on the ticket and they went online to confirm the win.