For the group, "One Away," the win couldn't come at a better time. They recently were told they would be laid off at the end of January.
Daniel Caspi of Albuquerque purchased the group's winning ticket at Circle K at 1401 Coors Blvd. NW. This was the first time Caspi had ever bought a Powerball ticket. He checked the numbers after the draw and called one of his coworkers. "Dude, we were so close," Caspi said. His coworker replied, "Are you kidding? No! We won $50,000!"
Group member Joe Finley has won before. A graduate of UNM, he was a recipient of the Legislative Lottery Scholarship.
When asked if they had advice for other players, the group said, "You can't win if you don't play!"
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