3 Maryland school workers split Mega Millions win

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by SARAH BRUMFIELD

AP

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 10 at 7:58 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland Lottery officials say three public school employees are sharing the spoils of the record Mega Millions jackpot.

The winning Maryland ticket is one of three nationally that split the $656 million jackpot.

Maryland Lottery director Stephen Martino told a news conference in Baltimore the winners there were remaining anonymous. But he did provide a few details, including that they bought 60 tickets as a pool.

The two women and one man work in public education in the state. Officials did not disclose where.

One is a special education teacher, one is an elementary school teacher and the third is a school administrator.

Each will receive a lump sum payment of $35 million after taxes. Their plans include backpacking in Europe and paying for a daughter's college education.

 

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