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Workers share $101 million lotto jackpot | WATERTOWN, S.D. (UPI) -- Thirty-four factory workers at Minnesota Rubber plan to arrive in Pierre by bus Wednesday to claim their share of Saturday's $101 million Powerball jackpot.

Each will receive just slightly more than $588,000 after taxes as the first ever Powerball winners in South Dakota.

A Lebanon, Ind. man quit his job on Monday after collecting half of the grand prize -- $50.9 million. Rondal Eaton, 52, had been building concrete walls at Sanders Pre-cast before he hit it big. He choose a $27.4 million cash payout before taxes and plans to buy a new home and take a Florida vacation.

Eaton bought his lucky ticket at a Speedway gas station in Zionsville.

Some of the South Dakota factory workers are also thinking about early retirement after one their group's 68 tickets hit the big one.

"I will be quitting my job," Barbara Lundgaard told Tuesday's Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Lundgaard, 52, said she was working overtime when a fellow employee asked her if she wanted to join the lottery ticket pool. She handed over a dollar bill and four quarters.

Lundgaard said her husband, a mail carrier, would keep his job.

The winning ticket purchased at the Cowboy gas station and convenience store had the five winning numbers 2, 11, 16, 21, 39 and the Powerball, 42.

The Cowboy gets a $30,000 bonus check from the South Dakota state lottery. The owners of the Speedway station in Indiana will receive $100,000 for selling the winning ticket.

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