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20 Tennessee co-workers win millions in Powerball jackpot

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Posted at 10:18 PM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 22:18:47-05

A lot of times when they reveal the Powerball Jackpot winners, one or two winners will come out and speak. On Tuesday, 20 people walked out instead.

“The Tennessee Twenty” is a a group of 20 co-workers at auto parts manufacturer North American Stamping in Portland.

The winning ticket was sold to a member of the group at the Smoke Shop in Lafayette.

The group has been attempting to win the lottery for eight years.

The cash lump sum payment comes to $254.7 million, which means they’re taking home $12.7 million a piece.

And how will they use that money? Some told Channel 4 they’ll be putting it toward autism awareness.

Others said they’d like some of their money to go toward Gatlinburg relief efforts.

All said they’ll either stay at work or stay long enough to train their replacements.