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$1 million Powerball prize to be shared by 28 Twin Cities co-workers

They work at a Coon Rapids publishing company.
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The $1 million Powerball prize won this week in Minnesota will be shared between 28 workers at a Coon Rapids company.

The staffers at Adams Publishing Group discovered on Monday morning that they were in possession of the winning ticket, when Dustin Uran of Minneapolis took it to a store to get it scanned.

Splitting the ticket evenly, each player will get a pre-tax prize of $35,714.

"I had $1 million sitting on my desk since Saturday!” Uran said, in a press release from the Minnesota State Lottery.

"I scanned it and it said, ‘Winner. Contact lottery office.’ So, I scanned it again and I thought, ‘That’s different.’ I knew it must be $50,000 or $1 million—or a glitch."

Their lottery group, called Team APG, had matched the first five numbers in the Saturday Powerball draw. They joked that if they had matched a sixth, they'd instead be called Team Retired.

The ticket they bought from the Speedway gas station at 11872 Round Lake Blvd. N.W. in Coon Rapids, which will earn a $5,000 bonus for selling it.

It's been a lucky few weeks for Minnesota lottery players, with this being the fifth million-dollar win in the state since mid-December.

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