Co-workers from northeast Ohio share big jackpot

By the Associated Press | August 8, 2011 | 6:00 PM EDT

JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — A lucky group of co-workers in northeast Ohio will share last week's $99 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.

The Ohio Lottery says most of the 22 are workers from a cabinet making company in Jefferson, midway between Cleveland and Youngstown. They came forward Monday to get their prize.

Each will get about $2 million after taxes.

The lottery says most of the winners work together in logistics and customer service at KraftMaid. The lottery says they've been playing for several years.

They bought the winning ticket at a Speedway in Jefferson, about 10 miles from the Pennsylvania border.

The Ohio Lottery says the odds of winning the jackpot were 1 in more than 175 million.