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Catlettsburg workers claim $1 million Powerball prize

May. 16, 2013 @ 11:09 AM

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — Eighteen coworkers from an oil refinery in Catlettsburg, Ky., won $1 million in the May 11 Powerball drawing.

The 18, who refer to themselves as the Road Oil Rangers, matched five numbers, but not the Powerball, in the drawing.

Joe Fletcher Jr. of Ironton purchased the tickets at the Shell Food Mart in Ashland and checked them Sunday while on lunch. He circled the numbers as they matched.

“When I came to the third number, I was getting nervous,” he said in a release. “The fourth number I started shaking, and the fifth number, I began hyperventilating,”

Anthony Evans of Catlettsburg was surprised at the news.

“We were all high-fiving, and everyone was very excited,” Evans said.

Each member of the group received approximately $38,333 after taxes. Many plan to pay off bills while Chris Matney of Kitts Hill, Ohio, is going to put his winnings toward his two daughters’ college tuition. The group said that one member who wasn’t able to come with them will use it for much-needed medical expenses.

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