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48 Philly transit workers win $172M Powerball jackpot

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Posted: April 30, 2012, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to all 48 winners. One jackpot makes 48 families millionaires. I wish all big jackpots should end this way with many winners not one old couple

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    Posted: April 30, 2012, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

    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

    That was a "floating pool" that had run for years, if they were to offer a potion of the winnings to every one who had ever contributed to the pool in the past to avoid an anticipated lawsuit the shares would be reduced to only thousands instead of millions of dollars.  It's better to let anyone who didn't contribute to the purchase of the winning ticket but think they deserve a potion of the winnings regardless make their claim in court.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: April 30, 2012, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats to all 48 winners. One jackpot makes 48 families millionaires. I wish all big jackpots should end this way with many winners not one old couple

      There's no reason that couldn't happen more if only winners of large jackpots would commit themselves to finding other deserving families to share an equal potion of their winnings.  Perhaps if you play and ever win large, you will do that.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: April 30, 2012, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

        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...

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          Posted: April 30, 2012, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

          $3 million for only a $5 invesment doesnt sound bad at all. glad to hear it went to more then 1 person this time.

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            Posted: April 30, 2012, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

            That was a "floating pool" that had run for years, if they were to offer a potion of the winnings to every one who had ever contributed to the pool in the past to avoid an anticipated lawsuit the shares would be reduced to only thousands instead of millions of dollars.  It's better to let anyone who didn't contribute to the purchase of the winning ticket but think they deserve a potion of the winnings regardless make their claim in court.

            People fear lawsuits so much its like the judges just let any lawsuits go to trial. The facts provided so far are clear cut. She had an option to play and she chose not to. Thats all that a judge needs to hear to throw out the case. 

            Anyways I am happy for the 48 workers, they have an option of leaving their jobs so that some unemployed men can get a shot at earning a descent wage or they can stay on till they are eligible for pension. Either way, I love that they won.

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Posted: April 30, 2012, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

              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!

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

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                Posted: April 30, 2012, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

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

                Lol. Oversight on my part. Thanks!

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                  Posted: April 30, 2012, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                  Someone from the pool even sent the lady an email reminder about paying/joining that particular drawing and she ignored it and never paid in.

                  She can claim that she never received the email reminder but bottom line is that she never contributed for the winning drawing.

                  Past contributions only go so far and this case has absolutely no merit if she were to seek sympathy from the courts. No No

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                    Posted: April 30, 2012, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                    Told yah!  Office Pools is the way to go... only if you partake.  Do not listen to naysayers.  Lawsuits or not, you still walk away with a good chunk of change.  Staying away from pools for fear of sharing is just selfish.  Spread the luck folks.

                    Congrats to the winners.

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                      Posted: April 30, 2012, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Told yah!  Office Pools is the way to go... only if you partake.  Do not listen to naysayers.  Lawsuits or not, you still walk away with a good chunk of change.  Staying away from pools for fear of sharing is just selfish.  Spread the luck folks.

                      Congrats to the winners.

                      I don't play to "share the wealth" with a bunch of other people.I play to win the whole enchilada!I guess that makes me a selfish s.o.b. in your eyes, but thats just too bad.I can still live with myself.

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                        Posted: April 30, 2012, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                        Told yah!  Office Pools is the way to go... only if you partake.  Do not listen to naysayers.  Lawsuits or not, you still walk away with a good chunk of change.  Staying away from pools for fear of sharing is just selfish.  Spread the luck folks.

                        Congrats to the winners.

                        I don't think the statistics supports pools are the way to go. I am happy for the lucky 48 but it doesn't necessarily speak to me that I should run out and go join a group. Lottery pools winning are few and far between. They key to winning is to pick the winning numbers - lol!

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                          Posted: April 30, 2012, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

                          I know a few ppl. that work for this operation, but their not office workers,

                          their jobs fall into the 3D catagory, difficult, dirty and dangerous.

                          so i know its none of them that won,

                          i use to tease them by saying that S.E.P.T.A. really stood for,

                          Systimaticly

                          Eliminating

                          Public

                          Transportation

                          Altogether.     LOL

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                            Posted: April 30, 2012, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                            I have to agree that the key to winning boils down to picking that ever elusive one line of winning numbers.  Pools are not for everyone but it makes sense to be in contention via tens of lines vs. my weekly five lines.

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                              Posted: April 30, 2012, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                              Am so happy all 48 transit workers won the powerball. This means the winning line will be moving much faster with all 48 just that I wish I was in that lucky train . Well am still waiting patiently for my turn lol.