Monday, August 07, 2006


About 100 workers at a cheese factory in Saint Cloud, Wis., are rich. Or richer than they were before, at least.

The Associated Press reports that the workers won a $208 million Powerball jackpot:
A large contingent of employees from Sargento Cheese say they have the winning ticket locked in a safe.

Eric Heimermann is one member of the celebrating group. He told the Fond du Lac Reporter that the mostly second shift workers had chipped in $1 apiece to a pool to purchase lottery tickets.

Heimermann, 24, of St. Cloud, spoke with the newspaper in a telephone interview from Fat Boys Tavern in St. Cloud. The newspaper said many of the winners went to the tavern Sunday night to celebrate.

"I think everybody pretty much decided we're going to pay our bills and we're going to take it from there," he told the newspaper. "We're all going to work tomorrow. We still have a job to do."
The lump-sum payout is $95.8 million -- nearly a mill, before taxes, for each worker.


kornzakrackin said...

Outstanding headline!

The Newtster said...

Why is it always somebody from Wisconsin who wins the Powerball?

They should spread the wealth around...god, that sounded like a liberal.

What have you done to me?

Anonymous said...

Pay attention to the news, Newt.

A group of employees of the Missouri Department of Social Services won a huge Powerball drawing just a few months back.

Not only does it happen outside of Wisconsin, but it happens right here in Missouri.

The Newtster said...

Oh, good. Cash happens.