Twelve employees at Keller Williams Partner Realty in Plantation, Florida, won $1 million in the Powerball lottery last Friday.
Only one employee didn't chip in: newcomer Jennifer Maldonado, 31, an administrative assistant who had been with the company for just 2 weeks. Having not yet received her first paycheque after a stint of unemployment, she opted to save her money.
In a stunning act of generosity, her 12 colleagues have decided to share their winnings with her.
Maldonado told ABC News that her coworkers offered her a "gracious amount."
"Enough that I'm floored and feel so appreciative," Maldonado said.
"Jennifer joined our team on March 8, and we felt that she became a part of our family at that point," Laurie Finkelstein Reader, the office worker who organized the pool, told TODAY. "We felt we had been blessed with this incredible happening, and we wanted her to be a part of it and be able to feel what we were feeling."
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