CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ)–The Pennsylvania Lottery stopped by Forest Hills Pharmacy in Saint Michael to present a $2 million check to St. Michael Nine group.
The “St. Michael Nine” is a group of lottery players who have been playing together weekly for the past decade. They each put in four dollars to buy a ticket for the Powerball or Mega Millions drawing.
The group’s winning ticket matched all white balls from the February 22nd drawing, but not the red Powerball. The group had the PowerPlay option and the multiplier was two, making the ticket worth $2 million ticket, when it would’ve been worth $1 million.
Member Robert Mactavish said their largest winning was only $100, and they couldn’t believe they won this drawing. His birthday is in February and said it was a good present to receive.
After taxes, each member gets $162,066. Mactavish said it’s a relieving feeling to receive the money. However, he’s not sure what he or the other team members plan to use their prizes.
“I feel relieved,” Mactavish said. “I personally have no plans. The other part of the group, I couldn’t tell.”
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The owner of Forest Hill Pharmacy receives $10,000 for selling the ticket. The group doesn’t plan to stop playing the lottery anytime soon.