Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lucky Ticket Shines on Clerks.(Business)

Byline: John W. Flores Journal Staff Writer

* Circle K employees receive bonuses at store that sold the big winner

A wee bit of the luck that struck 14 Albuquerque security guards when they won the $131 million Powerball lottery has rubbed off on seven employees in the store that sold the ticket.

Six workers at the Circle K at 1200 San Pedro SE received $500 each and the store manager received a check for a larger, undisclosed amount. Those bonuses came from the $50,000 that went to the company under New Mexico Lottery rules.

"All the employees were happy to get something," said one store employee who declined to give her name.

"It was about three weeks ago, and six of us got ($500 each)," she said. …

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