(CBS News) TOM'S RIVER, N.J. - They call themselves the "Ocean's 16," and the group of Ocean County, N.J., employees is swimming in it - money.
They won a one-third share of the Powerball jackpot, and Tuesday they told their rags-to-riches tale.
The co-workers at the Ocean County Maintenance garage have been playing the lottery together for years. On Wednesday, they gave Lisa Persutto $6 apiece to buy 48 tickets.the next morning.
"I immediately started shaking and I am just staring at it and I didn't know what to do," Persutto said. "So I got up, I walked down the hall. I opened up the bedroom door and I had to wake my poor husband up. Who was no longer poor."
Each worker's share comes to about $3.8 million after taxes.
Willie Seeley, one of the employees in the group, said he couldn't be happier.
"We are a happy bunch of group, we are very happy, happy, happy," he said. "I'm just going to continue watching NASCAR on Sundays. Maybe I'll be at my log cabin on multiple acres of land."
All expect to keep their jobs, except Jospeh Dangelo. He was planning to retire last year.
"It's just a miracle and shocking. And after 34 years and almost retiring last year, this happens and you just don't have no choice (but to retire)," he said.
The odds of winning Powerball is over one in 170 million. But what about the odds of winning a lottery created by your father? That's what happened to Barbara Jo Riivald. Her late father was the state senator who wrote the law that created New Jersey's lottery.
"I couldn't ask for a better dad. And I wish he was here to share in the moment," she said.
Six of the workers were victims of superstorm Sandy. The house Darlene Riccio rented with her daughter was destroyed.
"I stayed with my brother for a few months, and I got a little apartment above the store front. So the first thing I'm gonna do is buy me and my daughter a home and bring my dog back home," she said.
But first New Jersey's newest millionaires went back to the garage. They had to finish their shifts.