If the Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center seems a little short of nurses in the near future, we will know the reason why. A group of 16 RNs won the Florida Lotto, and are sharing a total jackpot of $6 million.
And here’s the interesting part: before they got together to claim the winnings and speak to the press, all of the nurses turned up for their regular shift on Sunday morning (they all work in the cardiac section of the third floor). There was a lot of excitement brewing on the floor that day, and even the patients knew what had happened.
Each nurse will receive $375,000 before Uncle Sam takes his (more than) fair share.