Early this morning, around 8 a.m. (yes, that’s early for me), Julie Buntjer and I went out to Bedford Industries to meet with the 44 people who went in together to win a share of the big lottery prize.
The group will share $250,000.
My first thought: Wow.
My second: Congratulations.
The group of 44 each put in a dollar and bought the tickets in Worthington.
No. 33 proved to be the winner.
One of the things that impressed me the most while we were talking to a few of the guys was their selflessness.
A couple of people — who normally go in on the office pools — weren’t there. So, they put in a dollar on their behalf.
Another winner told us of how he spotted a co-worker the dollar for the ticket.
Neither time was there any act of selfishness. The co-workers seemed to be happy to help each other out. They could have told the people who weren’ there, “Sorry.” Or the worker who didn’t have the dollar bill, “Maybe next time.”
But they didn’t. The money will be split into even shares. It won’t be life-changing money, rather fun money for, as one person said, “Bills and toys.”
Sure, there’s a part of all of us who are a little jealous by this, however, I’ll say it anyway.