Georgia lottery: 10 co-workers claim $1M ticket sold in Woodstock

A group of 10 co-workers claimed their million-dollar Georgia lottery ticket sold in Woodstock.
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A group of 10 co-workers claimed their million-dollar Georgia lottery ticket sold in Woodstock.

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You know that office lottery pool you’ve turned down because it seemed like a waste of money? Well, it wasn’t for 10 metro Atlanta co-workers.

Their winning $1 million Powerball ticket was sold at AM PM Woodstock convenience store and BP at Trickum and Alabama roads.

The employees work at American Honda Motor Company, which has its power equipment headquarters in Alpharetta.

One of the lucky members claimed the prize at the Duluth office of the Georgia Lottery on Friday, two days after the numbers were drawn.

Dennis Burgess, a 39-year-old stock and material handler, recounted the moment he found out.

"I was sitting in the parking lot when I checked the numbers online," he said. "I couldn't believe it."
Burgess rushed to tell his co-workers about their prize.

“Everyone was excited. We’re just trying to take it all in,” he said.

Burgess and other winners declined to have photos taken when they claimed the prize.

The group’s first five numbers — 5-28-33-38-42 — were right, but they didn’t get the Powerball of 19.

That put the Powerball jackpot at $403 millionKeep track of the winning Powerball numbers online.

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