Man Accidentally Buys Mega Millions Ticket Instead Of Powerball And Wins
According to Breaking 911 an unidentified man in Staten Island accidentally bought the winning Quik-Pick ticket for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing at a local deli.
Deli manager Sarbjit Singh told the Staten Island Advance he was ‘shocked’ to have sold the winning ticket – but hopes the winner is a regular customer.
‘We didn’t see the winner yet, but we’ve been asking our regular customers to check their tickets,’ he said.
The winning Mega Millions numbers were 11, 39, 51, 57 and 75, plus the Mega Ball 2. The cash value of the prize is $101 million.
As no ticket matched all six Powerball numbers on Saturday, the jackpot has now grown to a staggering $1.3billion, which is now a world record.
The country. saw sales of $277 million on Friday alone and more than $400 million were expected Saturday, according to Gary Grief, the executive director of the Texas Lottery.
$165 million might not be $1.3 billion but we wouldn’t be complaining!!
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