NC deputies win lottery

January 27, 2009 4:35:02 AM PST
Five NC sheriff's deputies are sharing $1 million in Powerball lottery winnings.The deputies work together at a Gaston County jail. The officers reported to work Monday after the Saturday drawing gave them $136,000 each 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 to claim their winning Wednesday in Raleigh.

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.


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