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Quaker Oats Employees Win Powerball Lottery For Second Time This Year

10/04/2012 12:45pm ET | Updated October 4, 2012
Workers from the Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, react as their winning $241 million Powerball ticket is scanned at the Iowa Lottery headquarters, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa. Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says one of the workers bought the winning ticket for the group for the June 13 drawing and the winnings will be split 20 ways.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

If you don't eat Quaker Oats for breakfast, it may be time to start. For the second time this year, a group of Quaker Oats employees won the Powerball lottery.

The group, which goes by the name the Quaker 50, claimed a $10,004 prize on Wednesday in Iowa, KCRG News reports. The win comes only months after another cohort of Quaker Oats workers called The Shipping 20, drew the largest Powerball prize in Iowa history of $241 million.

The $10,004 winning ticket was bought by one of the employees at a convenience store in Hiawatha, Iowa, according to KCRG. The recently won prize was claimed almost immediately by Bret Naber, a member of the team.

While pooling money with co-workers may increase the odds of a lottery win, it can also cause drama and even legal disputes in the work place.

In May, two employees at a Chicago bakery sued their coworkers for not being given a share of the $118 million prize won in an office pool.

Moral of the story: Before you toss a few bucks into your office lottery, make sure you set some ground rules.

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