ELMONT, NY (CBSNewYork) – They are teachers, secretaries, janitors, and a couple lunch ladies at Elmont Memorial High School on Long Island, where 110 employees will share a $1 million Powerball prize.
WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story
Split 110 ways, it comes to about $4,000 a piece.
Math teacher Chris Persaud said it’s bittersweet.
“You can’t help but feel like, oh my G-d. So close, you know,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.
And they were very close – one number off.
They matched five numbers, but not the Powerball.
There was one Powerball ticket sold in Rhode Island for the $336 million prize.
Teacher John Squilace said the students are giving him plenty of advice what to do with the dough.
“They’ve all been telling that I should buy my girlfriend a ring,” he said.
Persaud knows what he’s doing with his share.
“Save a little bit, treat the wife, maybe play our luck at Atlantic City,” he said.
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