Wilmington car dealership employees win $1 million in Powerball

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Employees at Union Park Honda in Wilmington, Delaware, didn't win the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, but they did win $1 million. (WPVI)

Employees at Union Park Honda in Wilmington, Delaware, didn't win the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, but they did win $1 million.

The smiles were wide inside the service and parts department Friday after 18 employees got a piece of the lottery prize.

"I was flabbergasted, I didn't believe them. I said no way, now way. And he says yes, and I said really and then I did the little happy dance," said Terri Gray.

"Going through them, I was about half way through them and one of my guys called me and said, 'Did you get to it?' I said I don't know what you're talking about. He said we got five numbers. I said no you didn't," said Lee Davis.

The group put up $10 each. They bought 90 tickets in all from 3 different states, but the winning one came from Landhope Farms in Kennett Square.

Each person won a little more than $55,000, and will get $41,000 after taxes. For many, the extra cash is sorely needed.

"Pay off a few little bills I have and that will free up extra money for the month because you know you're not going to retire on this little bit of money," said Millie Turnbull. "It's enough, but it's all good."

"I really have no plans. It's going to be like a nest egg, and I'll probably dip into it here and there, and just knowing that I have a little bit of security is the main thing," said Gray.

While they dreamed of a $1 billion, $1 million is certainly nice. And they can't wait to get their checks.

"Going to sign that check with my pen that says 'I love my Honda,' " said Turnbull.

Lottery officials said the Wilmington winners will get checks in the mail sometime in the next 4-6 weeks.
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