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48 Philly transit workers win $172M Powerball jackpot

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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!

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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!

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In response to dpoly1

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 sue...so they can get a third of her winnings.Happens almost all the time when a pool wins.

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Congrats to the Lucky 48........Party

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In response to JAP69

Nope. Those 100 Sargentos Wisconsin cheeseheads that won that $201 million annuitized Powerball jackpot nearly a decade ago are the current pool size record holders.  I bet many of them that we're younger than 50 are still working.  When I get lucky enough to win the Mega or Powerball lotteries, I don't want "I have to keep working" to be an option.  I don't play the lottery as my option to "retire" or afford to be able to do that. No I play the lottery to have chance for my wildest and most ambitious dreams to come true.  $3 mill won't make that happen, but $20 mil cash value is the start of those dreams coming true. Any amount over $20 mil cash is gravy! But I still maintain a play even when Mega jackpot is hit and goes back to $8 mil cash value because I play by subscription.

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In response to pick4master

Yes I have earned over $100,000 in a year and that is why I can say it is not a life changing sum of money.  I am s always thankful for what I do earn, but I am merely speaking from my experience. Those of you trying to slam me for my comments may have simple life goals, and for you, $100,000 a year would enable you to get that little RV and tour around the US taking in the sights.  But don't slam me because my idea of dream living is similar to Dpoly's...Bentleys, Maseratis, first class air travel and $300+ per night hotels and resorts. Just to educate those who don't know, the Bentleys I have my eyes on start at $280,000. Maserati costs $115,000.  And first class air travel ranges from $5,000 to $20,000 RT.  just because you are fine driving your Ford Focus and flying cattle car coach on Southwest, Spirit, or JetBlue doesn't mean I should too.  So you can see that $100,000 a year is not life changing since I wouldn't be able to afford those things and experiences I truly desire. Those who will say there is no way they would spend $5k to $20k on a 9 to 14 hour transatlantic or transpacific plane ticket obviously have never flown first class on such long haul flights.  I can tell you that once you do, you will be thinking and talking just like me. There is nothing wrong if you choose to fly coach, but you arrive feeling much better when you fly first class.

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In response to Lucky SOB

Some people just enjoy living in delusions.  Crazy

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According to http://www.tax-rates.org/Pennsylvania/income-tax they get a bit over $1.4 million after taxes.

Nice. Would I go back to work? Helll no! I retired on MUCH LESS than that!

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In response to OldSchoolPa

Yeah I see your point now. Would be better off just donating that $100K annuity to my local soup kitchen. Who would want to be bothered with that

small chump change anyways?  Naughty

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In response to mcginnin56

As far I know, there is no rule that disqualifies players from continuing to buy lottery tickets after winning some chump change annuity for a $100K per year.  I would continue buying tickets and  using that chump change to pay for them.

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In response to mcginnin56

You guys seem to be missing the point concerning why the majority of people take a chance against astronomical odds playing jackpot lottery games.  Sure, I have played and continue to play the Illinois Daily lottery game from time to time (when the jackpot is at least 4 times the starting minimum).  If I won that, would it be lifechanging?  No, but I see the odds are better and I, of course, would not turn down any amount of lottery winnings.  I also continue to play the Illinois state Lottery via subscription.  Would it be a lifechanging sum?  Not always, except when it goes over $10 million annuity jackpot value.  Would I be able to buy that Bentley, Maserati and fly first class when it is at least $6 million cash value?  Yes I would, but not likely both.  Would I be able to buy those after winning minimum of Powerball or Megamillions?  Why yes I would be able to do so.  I play the state and daily lottery games just because the odds are better of me being able to win.  But I play Powerball and Megamillions because I have big dreams about what I want to experience in life, and winning either, or both of those would definitely make those experiences possible.  Am I out to save or change the world?  No.  If I wanted to do that, I would run for some public office or start up a charitable organization.  But the truth is, I would just be interested in enjoying life and patronizing those businesses that cater to my particular needs.

If you actually took note of some of my earlier posts, you would know that I don't think any jackpot amount is "beneath me" like some who say they only play the lottery when the jackpot is over a certain amount.  All I was conveying is that when the day comes that the numbers I have on a ticket match those drawn for Powerball or Megamillions, I want that win to be LIFECHANGING and not just a nice little nest egg for me to stash in my investment accounts and continue working the same manner I had previously.  If you can't understand that, then that is just your problem...not mine.  Not everyone has a heart of a socialist...I am purely capitalistic.

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In response to Lucky SOB

I won't join a pool for ANY reason.If you want to join a pool,then join a pool.Don't assume that everyone would join one,just because you would.

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In response to mcginnin56

That is not the point ........... when I attended a small college in Philly Thumbs Down in 1972, I was mugged twice and a student from another college was murdered over pocket change!

That is just the tip of the iceberg from my "Philly Thumbs Down Experience" ..............

And from my recent experience, it has become worse there!

I do wish that I was the winner, but it is their jackpot ............ my comment is only motivated by never having had any pleasant experience while in Philly  Thumbs Down ............... no more!

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In response to dpoly1

Sorry to hear about your bad experiences in Philly dpoly.  Disapprove

On the bright side there is $102 million up for grabs this evening, just pick about 6 lucky numbers to help keep those makers of luxury items

employed.  Banana

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In response to rdgrnr

Hey Ridge ........ this is completely off subject .......... but the other day, I was waiting to pull out onto the highway and saw two fellas in a triaxle dump truck towing a trailer that had two tractors to the local farm show ............ YOU MIGHT BE AN APPALACIAN AMERICAN IF LOL

NO LOTTERY POOLS! Cussing Face

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In response to mcginnin56

Thank you for your most kind remarks .........

"Philly Thumbs Down " is just my pet peeve ........... if I were a negative person, I would not have survived 26 years without a painfree day ............

$102,000,000 it is then !!!!!!!!!!!!Dance

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Not everyone on here publicizes what they make or what they have so don't assume you are the only one. 

$1.5 million is more than sufficient to retire/semi-retire on if you know what you are doing and live the Bentley lifestyle. If you took roughly half the money and bought franchise restaurants, say Subways for example, you could do very well. Typically one years worth of net profits is needed for the deposit so you could buy about ten of them. So roughly you would net about $650,000 or so a year or about $55,000 a month. Decent investments on the other half of your money should give you about another $5,000 a month so you have about $60,000 a month to play with before taxes. 

If you leased a Bentley, a Ferrari and a Range Rover that should run you about $8,000 a month, mortgages on a million dollar home in the US and another one in the Caribbean for example another $12,000 a month and say another $5,000 a month for expenses and food etc so you are spending about $25,000 a month for a pretty great lifestyle with lots of money left over. 

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i like it when a group of people win, 172 would be too much for one person, if i have had the sole winning ticket i would be giving most of it away

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