Earlier this week the $319 million Mega Millions jackpot was won; officially at this time no one has stepped forward to claim the prize though the winners have been identified. The winning ticket was reportedly purchased by a small group of New York public workers who were facing possible pay cuts or even unemployment.
At this time the group is not publicly speaking because they are still working out details and information regarding their winnings but a lawyer contracted by the group has confirmed that the stories are in fact true. According to sources the group of 7 workers were all incredibly concerned about their future with the New York Division of Housing and Community renewal; though now obviously all of these concerns are basically gone for the group.
Due to massive budget deficits many agencies and state funded projects in New York are being forced to reduce their work force or even close down entirely. Obviously the group knows that at this time their jobs are likely still in jeopardy due to the budget issues but at this time the primary focus seems to be on the incredible prize won by the group.
No word on when the group is going to publicly step forward and claim the prize, though it will likely be within a week or two. Coworkers of the winners have all made it clear they are happy for the winning group while many of them also jokingly say they wish they had taken part in the group lottery purchase.