California School Workers Win Lottery Prize - Again

January 7, 2012 - 12:01 AM
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When this Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, the lottery jackpot was estimated at $350 million. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of employees at a California school district who won a $12 million lotto prize last year has done it again and now stands to collect another pot worth more than a quarter of a million dollars.

State lottery officials announced Friday that the same Montebello Unified School District workers who won $12 million last February have won a MEGA Millions prize worth $262,743.

The group, which now consists of 16 members, has been playing together for over two years and is a mixture of part- and full-time clerical workers.

The winning ticket was sold at Arrow Liquor in Commerce. The MEGA Millions draw was Dec. 2, and the group claimed its winnings Friday.