48 Philly transit workers win $172M Powerball jackpot

In response to Todd

Congrats to the Lucky 48!


They won $3m each I won $3- lol!


No info provided on how many tickets were bought by the pool and I'm guessing here it was a QP!

dpoly1's avatar - driver

Congrats to the Philly Bums.

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I smell a lawsuit from the lady who didn't pay up this time around.I hop that I'm wrong,but....

Congratulations to the other 48 winners.

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Wow that is Great one of these days We will ...........  Congrats to the $48 Winners!

In response to dpoly1

Should have been yours dpoly. Won't these bums listen to reason?  Bash

CDanaT's avatar - Nolz june15.jpg

Great win.....CONGRATS to the lucky 48...............wonder when the conspiracy theorists will try to create chaos out this one ?   Kudos to the winners  Thumbs Up

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How wonderful, 48 people getting a sudden boost to their bank accounts.  Congratulations to all!

In response to CDanaT

Thy've already been on the offense and launched their first attack CD. It's one of the oldest conspiracies about the "East Coast", winning

all the time.  Rant    Argue     Bash


I think what they need is a good old fashioned  Dunk to cool them off.  Yes Nod

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In response to dpoly1

Congrats to the lucky winners! It's always nice to hear city workers winning.


Hater! ^ SMH.

RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
In response to Cletu$2

The "floating pool" the workers took part in has been going on for years, with certain members joining in or sitting a week out depending on personal choice, Maloney said.

The lady's personal choice was to sit that week out, she doesn't get to change her mind after it's over.

New York's avatar - anime15
In response to RJOh

Exactly. All she can do is be happy for her colleagues.

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Congrats to the 48 transit workers!Cheers


They would be smart to offer some type of settlement to the lady who did not play

Most likely she will file some sort of lawsuit

Save the time and the money and pay her off, right or wrong it will be for the best in the long run

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In response to RJOh

Personally,I agree with you,RJOH.But I can just see the lawyers chomping at the bit to try to get her to they can get a third of her winnings.Happens almost all the time when a pool wins.

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would rather be in a large pool and win then play by myself and lose

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In response to dpoly1

Don't lose your positve attitude!!  You will win one day, you may die the next day but you will win eventually!!  LOL  jk....I have a warped sense of humor!!  Chair

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In response to KY Floyd

Actually, groups seldom win compared to individuals.

An individual is much more likely to win than a group.

And as an individual you don't have to split with anybody if you don't want to.

And you don't have to deal with the inevitable lawsuits and the sleazy, slimy, slithering, squirming, worm-like lawyers.

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In response to Lucky SOB

I'd rather play by myself and win than play in a pool and win (and have to share with a bunch of people).

In response to Cletu$2

dont we all but in this case you would want to be in the pool

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In response to Lucky SOB

No,I wouldn't.

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This week, for the $172 million Powerball, workers each put in $5 to buy 120 tickets.

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In response to RJOh

I Agree!

In response to OldSchoolPa

100 grand is not life changing?? I assume you are making a 100k a year????

HaveABall's avatar - rocket

Congratulations 48 Pennsylvania winners!  This is a good, tidy, Powerball jackpot lump-sum share win of apx. $1.68M each (after initial Fed 25% Income Tax are taken out, and monies received)! 

Though the article indicated that some of these 48 jackpot sharing winners will retire, I think that would be foolish, so I hope they didn't officially indicate so to their employer.  That is, of course, unless those were the people that were already at retirement age and they are already entitled to the Philly Transit's generous retirement, annual benefits package.

Had there only been 38 lottery pool participants, many would have been able to retire and not care about not earning retirement benefits -- another example of 'lottery pools gone too big'!


RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
In response to OldSchoolPa

Why waste the words if you don't mean them?  Besides, there nothing stopping an individual from spending $248 on a lottery drawing same as 48 people each contributing $5 in a pool but a fear or losing it.


She did not pay, she did not play, that is it. She was even reminded to pay and play via email and did not. End of story. Maybe she should not have used the money to buy that pack of cigarettes or whatever else. She will most likely try to sue, but I see very little basis for her suit. I can't for the life of me figure out why you would not want to be part of the pool with a large jackpot like $172 million on the line?

meetoo's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing

Congratulations to them!  This does point out one thing: there needs to be universal winner disclosure publicity levels.  Why should winners in, for example, Deleware, be allowed to remain annonymous when those in other states are forced to reveal their name & city they live in?  If the powerball & megamillions are multi-state, then there should be one winner disclosure level on all states involved in the lotteries...


Regarding being anonymous I Agree! but for now I'll purchase my tickets in another state which does allow a person to be anonymous.


Congradulation's to the winners. I'd certainly be content with that amount.

In response to Cletu$2

lol sure you wouldnt want $3 million

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Spokesman,Richard Maloney says "$3 Million is not a whole lot of money"for a young person.Let's say each of the winners gets $1.5 million after taxes.At 4.5 percent interest a year,I think it would be around $60,000.I think I could live with that.And that IT technician lady who opted out.What was she  thinking "I'll think I'll wait until the jackpot gets back to $12 million".Doesn't make a whole lot of sense.When the lottery jackpot gets way over $100 million,that's when you would want to play.Congrats to the 48 transit workers.

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