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Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, 8:22 p.m.
 

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A group of 22 Columbus police officers are holding a $1 million ticket sold during the Powerball drawing.

Ohio Lottery Commission spokeswoman Sandra Neal told the Columbus Dispatch for its Thursday edition that the winners have not come forward.

“It's nothing anyone can really retire from, but a lot of people are going to have a nice holiday season,” said department spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner, who was not involved in the pool that purchased the tickets.

Lottery officials say all of the officers will have to fill out forms and the state will have to make sure none of the officers owes back child support before they can claim their money. About 30 percent of the winnings will go to taxes, which means each officer will walk away with about $30,000.

The group's ticket had the five winning numbers, but their Powerball number was one off from the winning Powerball 6 — a not-as-lucky number 5, according to Weiner.

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