The 13 co-workers bought their winning ticket at Books & News in Newark, and they decided not to have their names released, as the Delaware Lottery allows.
A group of 13 co-workers in Newark won $1 million in the May 2 Powerball drawing, according to a press release today from the Delaware Lottery.
The winners matched all five white balls and will each take home $58,461.38 after taxes.
The men, who decided not to have their names released, said they have been playing as a group for about 15 years, playing both Powerball and Mega Millions.
They each contributed $4 and purchased 26 tickets from Books & News in Newark.
The man who purchased the tickets walked to the store the following day to scan the tickets. When he scanned the winning ticket, he was told to go to Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. An employee then showed the man that his ticket was a $1 million winner.
"I was really shocked," said the man who claimed the ticket. "It's still so exciting."
After returning to work and sharing the news with the rest of the group, one of the men secured the ticket until they could claim their prize at Lottery Headquarters May 4.
"We're always happy to see big wins like this in Delaware," said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery. "In fact, this is the second $1 million winning ticket in Delaware in less than two weeks!"
When asked if they would continue playing after the big win, one of the men responded, "We already have our tickets for the weekend!"