September 12, 2001
NINE UPS WORKERS FROM MEMPHIS SHARE $100,000
A group of nine co-workers for United Parcel Service in Memphis, Tenn., is sharing a $100,000 Powerball prize after matching all five white-ball numbers in the Aug. 29 drawing. They will each receive approximately $11,111 before taxes.
The winners are: Aaron Jones, James Clements, Jack Derryberry, Albert Tate and Phillip Scott, all of Memphis, Tenn.; Charles Livingston of Olive Branch, Miss.; Edwin and Linda Farmer of Barlett, Tenn.; and Billy Walker of Southaven, Miss.
Aaron Jones, 54, spokesman for the group, said they have been playing the Lottery as a group for the past six months. Jones purchased the ticket at R & P Service in Hayti. He let the computer generate the group’s winning numbers. They were: 4, 9, 32, 35 and 49.
Jones said he plans to use his share of the winnings buy a big-screen television and make Christmas extra special for his children and grandchildren
To date, 562 Powerball tickets worth $100,000 have been sold in Missouri since the game began in April 1992.