40 drivers at Colonie trucking company split $1M Powerball second prize

VALATIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Forty truck drivers are receiving checks after getting a winning Powerball ticket.

According to the New York State Gaming Commission, it all started when driver Kenneth Shumway decided to buy a ticket for the January 9 Powerball drawing and then asked his coworkers if they wanted to contribute.

Powerball Trucker Winners #1

All 40 drivers contributed $5, and Shumway purchased 100 tickets from the Stewart’s Shop on Route 9 in Valatie. He left photocopies of the ticket in the work common area along with a list of everyone who contributed.

The winning numbers were 16, 19, 32, 34, 57, and Powerball 13.

“I looked for the Powerball number first and only had it in a couple of places,” Shumway told the Gaming Commission. “I started checking the other numbers and there they were on the second ticket I looked at; we had all of the first five numbers.”

Shumway and his wife put the winning ticket in a plastic bag and hid it in a sack of flour until they could transfer it to a safety deposit box.

The 40 winners chose to form an LLC before claiming the prize to easily disburse the money. Each person will share the $661,800 net prize.

The following are the names of all 40 winners:

Kenneth Shumway of Colonie

David Ackerman of Scotia

William Anderson III of Fonda

Steven Bailey of Amsterdam

Frank Barrera of Albany

Anthony Bidmead of Corinth

Timothy Blake of Nassau

Clarence Brady of Watervliet

Peter Cahill of Edinburg

William Chard of Latham

Donald Cordell of Waterford

Andre Dawson of Albany

Steven Devlin of Cohoes

Andrew DiSalvo of Ravena

Amy Dollard of Hannacroix

Paul Dromazos of Menands

Gerald Edwards, Jr. of Rotterdam

Mark Fontana of Troy

Dave Fresn of Glenville

George Germain II of Amsterdam

Paul Gillam of Green Island

Jeffrey Jarvis of Schaghticoke

Richard Lazorischak of Niskayuna

Bradley Lincoln of Albany

Gustavo Marte of Niskayuna

Matthew McGivney of Loudonville

Kenneth Miller of Watervliet

Ronald Nichols, Jr. of Watervliet

David Norris, Jr. of Schenectady

Crystal Paige of Schenectady

Carole Pappalau of Ballston Spa

Mitchell Passino of Amsterdam

Leigh Ann Peckham of Troy

Gregory Pelletier of Latham

Frederick Pirie of Hoosick Falls

Luciano Ramirez of Schenectady

Zuleika Ramos of Albany

Thomas Russell of Melrose

Joseph Thornton of Cropseyville

John Weaver of Mechanicville

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