48 Philadelphia Transit Authority Workers Hit $172.7 Million Dollar Jackpot
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Cheers and songs broke out at the Philadelphia transit agency offices on Thursday when 48 employees learned they had literally hit the jackpot – the $172.7 million Powerball lottery prize. Divided equally, the group of administrative employees of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority would each get more than $2.2 million, minus taxes, in a one-time cash payment. Philadelphia’s NBC10.com reported that a co-worker said the group had decided on the lump sum.
“I know that when one of the winners came to the particular floor that I’m on, there were songs of ‘For he’s a jolly good fellow,’ and a lot of clapping and hugs,” said Jerri Williams, director of media relations for the agency. The winners all worked at the Center City headquarters of the authority, and most worked on the 11th floor, NBC10.com reported. They bought the winning ticket at one of the city’s biggest commuter train stations across the street from their office. The owner of the newsstand inside The Gallery that sold the ticket got a $100,000 bonus check Thursday from the Pennsylvania Lottery.
They range from secretaries to managers.
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