Powerball Winners 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC

Powerball Winners 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC

Powerball Winners 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC win Jackpot

Powerball Winners 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC, made up of twenty employees of Costco’s Melville warehouse in New York, were the lucky winners of the 1st June 2011 Powerball lottery jackpot. Their winning Powerball numbers, 8 18 38 46 56 and Powerball 31, won them a total of $201.9 in the name of 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC.
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Beginners Luck

The twenty winners only started their lottery club under a month before their massive win. Their decision to start a club was spurred on when the Powerball lottery jackpot stood at $144 million. It was decided that they would put in $5 each and any winnings would be put back into the pot. The winners’ ages range from 24 to 73 and six of them are from Nassau and 14 from Suffolk County. Another famous Powerball winning syndicate were ConAgra Food Workers who won $365 million in 2006.
The eldest member of the club, Anthony Manzolillo is a long term lottery player and he was nominated as the group’s Powerball lottery ticket buyer. On 31st May 2011, Manzolillo went to buy his usual lottery tickets from Maulik & Chandni Stationery on West Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst, when he realised he had left the group’s money at home.  “I forgot the group’s money,” he laughed, “I went all the way home and back to the store, so I could buy our numbers, so I could get in on a special deal they had on Powerball tickets.”  It was a good deal, two free Powerball lottery tickets for every $10 purchase.  Manzolillo sent all the group members photocopies of all the tickets and then left the originals on the kitchen table until after the Powerball lotto draw. It was one of the free Quick Picks which won the money for the 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC. Maulik & Chandni Stationery will receive $10,000 for selling the ticket with the winning Powerball numbers.The Costco group decided to take the lump sum cash payout which amounts to $106.2 million before taxes and $70.2 million after taxes.  That means each of the twenty entrants will go home with around $3.5 million from their Powerball lottery jackpot.
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Why The Name

Powerball lotto rules dictate that winnings can only be split 10 ways. So if there is a large group, such as the 20 members of the Costco group, there are two choices – they can either nominate one person to take the winnings or they can form a company and pay the money into that. It was decided to form a company and so 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC was born.
1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC was the brainchild of Anthony Manzolillo. He said he grew up on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn and they were all fans of the 1937 Dodgers.

News Spreads Fast

At 4.00 a.m. on the morning of 2nd June, Ralph Green was up getting ready for his early morning shift. While he drank his coffee, he checked the previous night’s Powerball lotto results to see if they had won the jackpot.  He made himself initially very unpopular by ringing Camille DiGiona. “I called Camille (DiGiona) and said ‘We hit the Powerball last night. I think she was mad I woke her up but that didn’t last long.” Camille informed Kim Karkota who then rang Anthony and he told everyone else that they were Powerball lottery jackpot winners. One of the winners was on holiday in Mexico, but even that didn’t stop everyone from knowing their good fortune by 9 o’ clock that morning.
Powerball Winners 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC

Powerball Winners 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC Spending Plans

Cindy Magnes collected the dummy cheque on behalf of 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC. She said that she had never bothered to play Powerball before and had only joined the group because she happened to be working a late shift to earn some extra money. The people she was working with that night were members of the winning group and persuaded her to join them. “I had never played the lottery in my life, and I just happened to be working that shift when I got asked to participate. I said, why not, and here I am. It’s absolutely unbelievable.
Cindy Magnes is a single mother with four children.  She is absolutely delighted that she will now be able to send all of her kids to college and has Harvard planned for all of them thanks to the winning Powerball numbers.  Cindy said her only extravagance will be to take all her family members on a fun cruise. She has absolutely no intention of quitting her job, as she loves it.
Ralph Green is another member of the group who wants to ensure that his 3 children and 2 grandchildren have a secure future.  Other members of 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC have expressed various wishes from buying a new Harley, to going to Vegas, having a big family reunion and moving out of their parents’ home.


No Retirement

Ralph Green is another member of the group who wants to ensure that his 3 children and 2 grandchildren have a secure future.  Other members of 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers LLC have expressed various wishes from buying a new Harley, to going to Vegas, having a big family reunion and moving out of their parents’ home.