(Courtesy Photo / WV MetroNews)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Powerball Jackpot is up to $400M for Wednesday's drawing, but some newspaper employees have already claimed quite a hefty prize.
Lisa Stadelman and Diana Slone, of Beckley, along with 25 of their co-workers will share a $1M after they matched five numbers in the February 8 Powerball drawing. However, they didn't match the Powerball.
The group goes by "The Beckley 27."
Stadelman and Slone were the only two who came to a news conference at the West Virginia Lottery Headquarters in Charleston on Tuesday.
The ticket was purchased in Beckley.
The group works at the Beckley Register-Herald.
Each of the 27 people received a check worth $27,370.
The group says none of them plan to retire on their new fortune, but they are hoping their luck will continue. The group plans to keep playing.