Mtholly1 wrote:Maybe they were "SEPTA" workers going to the Big Apple for some fun
Yeah that is something special about those 48 Philadelphia SEPTA workers ...
The wish, of course, was to be one of the 48 SEPTA workers who bagged the $172.7 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing. Maybe there's a consolation prize.
"We're hoping they all leave and we can get [their] better jobs," said Thrower, who works for SEPTA's Customized Community Transportation service for riders with disabilities.
His colleague, Carey Abney III, cracked up at that.
"You hit the Powerball, would you still be here?" he asked with a grin.
All the winning employees work - at least for now - at SEPTA headquarters on Market Street near 12th, most of them in the finance department, SEPTA said. They bought the winning $2 ticket at the Newsstand at the Gallery, a couple of blocks away.
Perhaps afraid that distant relatives would suddenly try to railroad them into coughing up a token of their newfound wealth, all 48 winners attempted to mass-transit themselves home from work anonymously on Thursday, without expressing themselves to local reporters.
The SEPTA 48, some of whom had been buying lottery tickets together for years, will now share the $172.7 million if they choose the 30-year annuity, or a mere $107.5 million if they take it in a lump sum. Either way, they're all millionaires.http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20120 ... rball.html