Lincoln Powerball Jackpot Winners Featured In Film

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 A documentary film that included a segment about Lincoln meatpacking workers who shared a record $365 million Powerball jackpot has had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

“Lucky'' was shown on Sunday, the first of five screenings at the renowned festival in Park City, Utah. The film focuses on lottery winners around the country.

Producer Sean Welch followed three of the eight Lincoln workers who shared the riches they won in February 2006. Their cash take after taxes was about $15.5 million each. Welch left only one of the eight in the film's final cut, 60-year-old Quang Dao, a native of Vietnam.

Welch told the Lincoln Journal Star that the number of people who benefited from Dao's win “is staggering.''