Keller Williams Realty Wins Powerball Lottery

Keller Williams Team Shows How Much KW Culture Affects Everyone

A Plantation, Florida realtor assistant, who recently began a new job with Keller Williams Realty, has already started to love the Keller Williams culture after the team added her in on their $1 million lottery winnings this week.

Jennifer Maldonado recently spoke with The Miami Herald stating she just began working at Keller Williams Partner Realty in Plantation, Fla., when all of her 12 office employees put their money together for Powerball tickets. The $20 buy-in seemed a bit on the steep end, so Maldonado declined the initial offer to join them, she told the Herald.

“I hadn’t gotten a paycheck, and I was watching my pennies,” Maldonado said.

Now go ahead and flash back to the scene where her office mates received the news that they had won $1 million. The Plantation Keller Williams team had the five matching numbers: 17, 29, 31, 52 and 53. All they didn’t have was the crucial red Powerball number, which would have allowed them a nice big share of the previous Saturday’s $338 million Powerball jackpot.

Maldonado then walked in on the party — and thought it was a well thought out practical joke.

Laurie Finkelstein Reader, a Keller Williams Realtor and head of the team in that particular office, was the Powerball organizer and assured Maldonado she was not the butt end of a joke. Amy Kilcoyne, also a Realtor, was put in charge to check the numbers and noticed one of their tickets matched the winning combination.

“I thought we won like $100 or $1,000,” Kilcoyne told the Herald. When they realized the truth, “people started freaking out,” she said. Split 12 ways, the cool million comes to more than $83,300 per person.

“I’m blessed,” Finkelstein Reader told the Herald. “My share of money won’t change my life. But so far this has touched many lives — it’s about sharing the happiness.”

Even though Jennifer Maldonado did not add in the $20 upfront, the team at Keller Williams did what anyone in the KW Culture would do and decided to share a portion of their winnings — they will not state how much — with her.

“As a team we put together a fat pile of money,” Finkelstein Reader said. “If we do the right thing and always care about other people, the right thing will happen to us.”

Keller Williams is more than just a real estate company. It is a family. We can attest to the moral support and atmosphere that provides such a loving and caring place to call work/ home. If you want to find your new home, come join us at Keller Williams Southwest Realty. We would love to have you here!

Houston SW
1650 Highway 6, #350
Sugar Land, TX 77478, US
Phone: 281-265-0000
Fax: 281-265-0123
Team Leader(s): Andi St. Jean

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