A group of Electric Boat workers has split a $1 million Powerball lottery prize, but after taxes the money won't change the winners' lives.
Each winning member of the purchasing department at the submarine maker in Groton will net about $29,700.
Gary Cabral, an engineer who retired last month, told The Day that the prize money is a nice retirement bonus.
The group matched all five numbers drawn, but missed the Powerball number. Had they picked the Powerball number, they would have shared the $448 million jackpot.
Not everyone in the 48-member department played the first week in August when the winning ticket was purchased. Some didn't feel like gambling while others were on work-related travel.
Kenneth Levine told The Bulletin he bought the ticket when he just happened to be in the office.
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