Nightly News   |  August 12, 2013

NJ lotto winners collect their payout

The 16 public employees who work at a county garage on the Jersey Shore bought one of three winning Powerball tickets and chose to split a lump sum of $86 million. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> tonight, nine women and seven men in new jersey have come forward to collect a share of one of the biggest powerball jackpots ever. the ocean 16 as they're being called are a group of 16 public employees who work in a county garage in the jersey shore that worked around the clock during hurricane sandy. they bought one of three winning fix for the $448 million prize. together they split a lump sum of $86 million. each getting just under $4 million after taxes.