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'Ocean's 16' workers in New Jersey claim Powerball share

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 12 2013 02:27:18 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 12 2013 02:35:56 PM CDT
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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -

The 16 public employees from New Jersey who had one of the three winning tickets in last week's $448 million Powerball jackpot have come forward to claim their prize.

The Ocean County employees are calling themselves "Ocean's 16," a play on the "Ocean's Eleven" series of movies. The group showed up at state lottery headquarters Monday and posed with an over-sized mock check made out to Ocean's 16.

Lottery officials said each will get about $3.8 million after taxes.

Lottery officials introduced the winners to the public at a news conference Tuesday in the town of Toms River, where they work.

A suburban Minneapolis man has also claimed one of the prizes.

The holder of the third winning ticket, also sold in New Jersey, has not yet come forward.