Workers at Holbrook, Mass., Company Share $1 Million Mega Millions Prize

November 20, 2013 - This holiday season will be a little bit brighter for 41 co-workers at a Holbrook company after they won a $1 million prize for matching the first five numbers selected in the November 19th Mega Millions drawing.

Since 2009 employees at The Newcan Company, a metal fabricating firm, pool their funds to purchase tickets for the multi-state draw game whenever the jackpot reaches $100 million.

Richard Gibbons of Scituate, who bought a total of 177 tickets for the group during his lunch break, claimed the prize on behalf of his co-workers. The group will split the game's $1 million second prize based on the dollar amount each pitched in to the pool. Depending on how much they contributed, some will take home nearly $20,000 after taxes. Those who bet $1 will receive close to $4,000.

Gibbon's played the group's Mega Millions quik pic tickets at Fast Lane Convenience located at 230 Union Street in Holbrook. The store received a $10,000 commission for selling the $1 million winning ticket.

Mega Millions tickets are $1.00 and can be purchased at any of the Massachusetts Lottery's 7,400 licensed retailers across the state.

Mega Millions is played in 45 jurisdictions: 43 states, plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11:00 Eastern Time, and are posted on the Massachusetts Lottery's website: masslottery.com.