Pennsylvania school workers win $3.2 million lottery

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A group of eleven women in Lehighton, Pennsylvania won $3.2 million in the Pennsylvania lottery. The drawing was held March 6, but the check was presented to the women on Thursday. 

All eleven women work at the Lehighton area school district — four teachers, five teacher’s assistants, and two cafeteria workers.

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Diz Szucs, one of the lottery winners, recounts when she got the call from a coworker: “The phone rang. I said, ‘Carla? What’s up?’ She said, ‘I think we hit the lottery, you know.’ I wasn’t thinking anything of it because we hit for $78 and thought that was a big deal.”

Each woman will get about about $290,000 before taxes.

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