Co-Workers Win $50,000 on Scratch Off Ticket Gifted By Manager Employees at Med Center Health Environmental Services in Bowling Green, Kentucky, had the surprise of their lives this week.

By Emily Rella

entrepreneur daily

It looks like Christmas came early for one group of lucky employees.

Workers at Med Center Health Environmental Services in Bowling Green, Kentucky, were in for a surprise on Tuesday when they won $50,000 on scratch-off tickets their boss had purchased for them as a holiday present.

"Our work Christmas party was early this year," said Shift Manager, Sheila Colter, in a release. "I had ordered some items online, but they didn't come in before the party, so I decided to get Scratch-offs instead."

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Colter had purchased scratch-off tickets for employees to share, and one won $50.

The workers decided to use that $50 to purchase a $50 Millionaires Club scratch-off ticket, on which they won $100. Then, they used those winnings to buy two more tickets, and one had a prize of $50,000.

There were 14 employees present when the winning ticket was revealed, which Colter says had her "on the floor."

After taxes, the winnings came to $35,750. Colter and 21 employees will split the prize, which comes to $1,750 each.

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"I'm going to use it for my mom's medicine," one employee named Winnie Beckman told the KY Lottery, explaining that her mother had recently been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. "This will help a lot. And I will never forget this."

Talk about a Christmas miracle.

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

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