Saturday, September 25, 2010

Postal Workers Hit It Big

The Boston Herald and other papers are running an Associated Press story about eight New Hampshire post office workers who played the lottery together for 15 years and finally hit it big this week with a $200,000 winning Powerball ticket.

According to the article,  the workers contributed $2 per week to the pool and bought eight tickets for each of the biweekly drawings. Each will take home $25,000, before taxes.

They were one digit off from hitting the $79 million jackpot, which no one won.

According to another report which appeared in the Manchester, NH, Union Leader,  the postmaster has barred the media from taking photos of the winners. He said he wasn't sure if, "as postal workers, they were allowed to be playing the lottery."

The group noted that they bought and paid for the tickets on personal time, and not on the post office's time.

To read the Boston Herald article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM