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It is not unusual for people that work together to put money in a kitty and buy multi lotto tickets. 

I did it with my last job every week for 13 years. 

We would double the kitty when the jackpot got real big. More numbers - more chances to hit the big one.

In 13 years the biggest hit we made was $10,000.  After taxes it was just over $6,500. That was split 5 ways. 

Had we hit the multi million one we could have all retired early. 

 I know this was betting on football but the concept is the same.

 

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