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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Forty-eight SEPTA employees are the winners of the $172.7 million Powerball jackpot ticket sold Wednesday at a newsstand in Philadelphia.
A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Lottery says the winning ticket was sold at the Newsstand at the Gallery Mall at 9th and Market Streets.
“We’re excited to have sold this jackpot-winning Powerball ticket in Pennsylvania, and this will be the second Powerball jackpot we get to award in just five months,” said Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci.
SEPTA officials said the employees wish to remain anonymous at this time.
The employees work in departments throughout SEPTA Headquarters. The group is made up of people of different ranks and positions, including both union and administration/management.READ MORE: New Jersey Native, Who Lost Daughter In Parkland Shooting, Fighting To Protect School Children Across Nation
The group consists of a wide-range of people. Some have worked for SEPTA for as little as two years, and others have been with the Authority for nearly 40 years.
Wednesday’s jackpot-winning Powerball ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 04-25-29-34-43, plus the red Powerball, 29. The winning ticket has an annuity value of $172.7 million and a cash value of $107,533,278.27.
If the SEPTA workers take the cash option, they’ll split 107 and a half million. A nice payday for the seller, and a bunch of big fat checks for the winners.
SEPTA released the following statement:
SEPTA would like to congratulate a group of employees who won Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot. The 48 employees will share a prize of nearly $173 million. They purchased the winning ticket at the Newsstand at the Gallery. At this time, the employees wish to remain anonymous. The employees work in departments throughout SEPTA Headquarters. The group is made up of people of different ranks and positions, including both union and administration/management. The group consists of a wide-range of people. Some have worked for SEPTA for as little as two years, and others have been with the Authority for nearly 40 years. SEPTA is extremely pleased to see this group of dedicated employees share in this good fortune.MORE NEWS: Gunman Kills 19 Children, 2 Teachers In Texas School Rampage