Lincoln County co-workers win $200,000 Powerball prize

A group of 10 co-workers from Ethan Allen in Lincoln County traveled to Raleigh Friday to claim their $200,000 Powerball prize. 

"We've been playing the Powerball every week for the last three years." Ronald Lute of Lincolnton said. "We each pitch in $10 and get our tickets."

On Saturday, Jan. 20, Lute stopped by Bob's Superette on N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton and purchased tickets for the group.

Dale Hendrick of Newton, Anthony Rowe of Conover, Dennis Setzer Jr. of Sherills Ford, Roger Smith from Lincolnton, Matthew Hendrick of Catawba County, Randy Jones from Lincolnton, Randy Heavner from Lincolnton, and Johhny Moss from Newton are the other co-workers that won.

After the required taxes were withheld, each guy took home $14,000. They all say they plan to save the money or use it to pay bills.