|Spare a thought for the humble lunch lady, performing her thankless duties come rain or shine. At last she has been rewarded for her unflagging efforts. The kitchen staff at Holdingford School Minn have won $95.5 million dollars on the Powerball Lottery. Yes, Lady Luck has smiled upon these tireless administrators of dubious cuisine, transforming them into ladies who lunch.|
The sixteen women pooled their resources and bought a single $1 ticket giving them a one in a hundred and twenty million chance of winning. 'We just throw in a quarter every payday,' said Karen Overman. That gives us $4, and we buy a single ticket for each of the four Powerball drawings each pay period. We’ve done the pool for thirteen years.
Each member of the pool, who earn from $7.50 to $9 an hour, will get approximately $2.1 million after taxes if they choose the cash option. If they choose the annuity, each will get $134,000 a year for 30 years.
However, they are determined not to let fortune change them. Of the sixteen lucky ladies fourteen have pledged to continue their work at Holdingford Cafeteria. 'We have to feed the kids,' said Mrs Overman, 'The kids come first.'