Today I had the pleasure of introducing the world
to 16 new millionaires. They call themselves the
“Ocean’s 16” after the series of “Ocean’s” heist
The group is a bunch of coworkers from Ocean
County, New Jersey, who won part of a $448 million
Powerball jackpot. After taxes, they’ll all take home
about $3.9 million. Not bad for a $6 investment.
Many winners had touching stories.
One winner’s father was the N.J. state senator who
wrote the state’s lottery law.
Another woman lost her home in Superstorm Sandy
and will now buy a house for her daughter and bring
the family dog back to live with them.
One of the most charismatic figures was Willie
Seeley, who lost his mother to cancer in the past
year. His father is also battling cancer. When he
realized he won, Willie went to his father, broke
down in tears and said, “Dad, you don’t have to
worry about anything any more except getting
I did about 21 custom tags for NBC stations across
the country and a few live shots, too.
I always enjoy working with “Tony and Tony”,
NBC photographer, Tony Guggino, and audio tech,
Anthony McGowan. These guys are always in good
moods and make me look and sound good.