Company surprises employees with $10 million in bonuses -- including 12 people in Wisconsin!

MARYLAND (CBS) -- Employees of St. John Properties got the surprise of a lifetime after the company's founder announced the company is giving a $10 million bonus to be divided amongst its 198 employees. That includes 12 people who work at the company's Hartland, Wisconsin office.

During the company's annual holiday party, St. John Properties founder and chairman Edward St. John shocked his employees with the news.

The average employee is getting $50,000 each, but the size of the bonus depends on the employee's tenure and years of service.

Some employees are getting six-figure bonuses upwards of $250,000.

During the holiday party, each employee was given a red envelope which contained the amount of their bonus.

Employees were ecstatic with some using the money to pay off their mortgages, send their kids to college, and take dream vacations.

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