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NJ man's broken hip turns into lottery riches

Oct 30, 2018, 10:55 am

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A New Jersey man literally got a lucky break when he joined a $1 million-winning lottery pool at a local hospital after breaking his hip while walking to buy a ticket. 

Earl Livingston, 87, of Blackwood, New Jersey, was walking to the store Tuesday to pick up a lottery ticket when he fell and broke his hip. He was taken to Jefferson Stratford Hospital, where he shared his story with staff members. 

"He told them he was on his way to buy a lottery ticket and he was disappointed that he didn't get it," Livingston's niece, Bobbie Mickle, said. "So they said, 'Why don't you go in with us? We're also buying a lottery ticket.'"

A physician's assistant welcomed Livingston into the hospital's lottery pool along with 141 others. That pool ended up including a winning, $1 million ticket purchased in Lindenwold, New Jersey. 

"I didn't believe him when I got here," Mickle said. "I thought he was confused, maybe from pain meds. And then the staff came into the room and they were saying congratulations. And I was like, 'Wow, he really did win.'" 

Livingston will need a hip replacement. But he has a nice remedy for the pain thanks to a kind hospital staff and a little bit of luck. 

"I want to thank everybody," Livingston said. "I appreciate very much and God bless you and have a happy, happy long life!"

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Thanks to hearsetrax for the tip.

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$7,092 minus applicable taxes, broken hip and a hip replacement??..... I am kinda leaning towards asking someone to stop by the store to grab a ticket for me  Big Grin..... Better luck next time Earl.

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    Great News Story! Play On Hospital Staff!

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      87 year old Earl. The adage is true: Once a player, always a player!

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        87 year old Earl. The adage is true: Once a player, always a player!

        Bet lots of injured and ill people riding in ambulances asked the rescue squad stop and get them a lottery ticket on the way to the hospital. I know I would. LOL


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          141 people lottery pool ? LOL

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            Bet lots of injured and ill people riding in ambulances asked the rescue squad stop and get them a lottery ticket on the way to the hospital. I know I would. LOL

            " l came into this hospital with 3 MM and 6 PB tickets, there is now only one in my pocket."

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              $7,000 and less after taxes from a $1milloiins win? Notworth it at all. don't bother being in a pool of that size. 141 people... pathetic!   the sky will cast luck gaze but too many its not for.  platter of plate balances checkbooks of supposed to be big wins not chump changes to the lions mane.

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                They won more than I did.  Congratulations to them.  Half a loaf (or 1/142 of a loaf) is better than none.

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                  They won more than I did.  Congratulations to them.  Half a loaf (or 1/142 of a loaf) is better than none.

                  off with your tongue to the swamp now come. its better than none is the poor cry of these days. ha, with that stank thought yu get no lay. sure that 7k tuned into maybe 3-D K is good but the man human could have won atleast in arms 400k or maybe hell even 40k's if it was with 10. but no.. not us today... we wantn our big pool an swim with 141 moronic algae. click..pick..quick win. now think...split the sin.

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                    Good for him. He needs the money for his medical bill.

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                      Good for him. He needs the money for his medical bill.

                      I Agree!

                      Covers the cost for his hip replacement.

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                        $7,092 minus applicable taxes, broken hip and a hip replacement??..... I am kinda leaning towards asking someone to stop by the store to grab a ticket for me  Big Grin..... Better luck next time Earl.

                        $7,042

                        It was him plus 141 others

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                          They won more than I did.  Congratulations to them.  Half a loaf (or 1/142 of a loaf) is better than none.

                          I'm happy still for earl and god bless him rest of his years, god bless him.

                          i agree zeph.

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                            $7,000 and less after taxes from a $1milloiins win? Notworth it at all. don't bother being in a pool of that size. 141 people... pathetic!   the sky will cast luck gaze but too many its not for.  platter of plate balances checkbooks of supposed to be big wins not chump changes to the lions mane.

                            You missing the whole point Q,by calling it pathetic. How so you ask? Well for one, Earl is not a regular in this gigantic pool, he could be classified as a " passing through" member. 2nd:  l would guess that he put * perhaps $5.00 at the most in the pot. The returns on his investment, was outstanding.Can you see Earl saying " l won too little, split it with the other members of the pool! I cant...

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