Reporting Steve Tawa
By Steve Tawa
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The ‘SEPTA-48′ — the newly minted millionaires from April’s winning $173-million Powerball Jackpot — were said to be trying their luck again, in the latest Powerball drawing.
It’s been an eventful last six months for the SEPTA office workers who took their winnings in one lump sum instead of annual payments. That worked out to about $2.2 million each. And, they’re still frequenting the newsstand at The Gallery at Market East.
“They still have the pool going, and were hoping lightening was going to strike twice,” SEPTA spokesman Richard Maloney said.
“The vast majority of them are still here working at SEPTA and enjoying their careers and their winnings.”
The crowd ranged in age from mid 20′s to nearly 70, and had tenures ranging from less than a year to more than 40 with the transit agency:
“At the time of the winning two had already retired and one was scheduled to retire.”
And nine more have since retired from SEPTA to enjoy their winnings. Three others have resigned to spend their fortunes:
“But we still have 34 who are continuing to work away.”