Eight employees of the Monongalia County, W.Va., sheriff's department tax office are sharing the proceeds of a Powerball lottery ticket worth $273.6 million.

The employees pitched in $5 each to buy a group of lottery tickets, but three other employees decided not to participate. The winning employees still plan to go back to work at the office, for now at least. However, the husband of one of the winners has already resigned his job as a sheriff's deputy.

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