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Restaurant Staff Buys Winning $900 Million Powerball Ticket for the Wrong Day

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Posted: January 12, 2016, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

That would suck lol. I am glad though lol.

 http://www.eater.com/2016/1/12/10756248/powerball-jackpot-restaurant-mistake

 

Hear that? It's the crushing agony of defeat.

Powerball is on the tip of everyone's tongue right now, with the current jackpot of the nationwide lottery currently standing at a staggering $1 billion. While the average person is actually 246 times more likely to be struck by lightning than actually win the jackpot, it's still fun to dream — unless, of course, you're one of the New Jersey restaurant employees who mistakenly thought they won over the weekend.

According to NBC New York, staff at Grissini, an Italian restaurant in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., purchased Powerball tickets for last Saturday's drawing for an office pool, when the jackpot was an only slightly less impressive sum of $900 million. The staff gathered around as one worker read off the winning numbers — 2, 11, 47, 62, 63, 17 — erupting into screams of joy when it was a perfect match for their ticket.

One even reportedly quit his job after realizing he was about to be a multimillionaire. But what the poor employees didn't realize was that they in fact were referencing the winning numbers from Wednesday's $528 million drawing, for which no winning tickets were sold.

$900 million sure would be nice, but so would a recent prize offered by the California state lottery: An 18-course dinner at Thomas Keller's vaunted fine-dining destination The French Laundry. And even if your ticket turns out to be a loser, everyone who plays a particular scratch-off in New Hampshire is a winner, because the ticket itself has a scratch-and-sniff bacon aroma.

Watch the workers freak out when they think they've struck gold, below:

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    Posted: January 12, 2016, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

    LOL that made my day

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      Posted: January 12, 2016, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

      That video looked completely fake.

      From the poor resolution to the stupidity of everyone knowing every number of every ticket they bought in the pool and immediately recognizing that they were winners.  And finally the usual response to anyone thinking they have the big winner is one of disbelief, that can't be right, I need to look at that again, I must be crazy, I must be doing something wrong ...

      Nobody takes a video of someone reading of lottery numbers while eveyone stands around in the first place. 

      I couldn't find a single news report that took a picture of this alleged week late winner.

      So I vote for a fake to garner YouTube views and media attention. 

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        Posted: January 12, 2016, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

        Was that recorded on a Flip Phone recorder after being dunked in water and oil?

        Big Grin

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          Posted: January 12, 2016, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah it is odd sounds like the guy is just lying who read the numbers. But would suck though if you played those numbers for another draw and then they came up early.

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            Posted: January 13, 2016, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

            I skipped a draw one week and wound up with that weeks numbers for my next ticket. -_-

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              Posted: January 13, 2016, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

              It looks so fake. They acted more like A-Rod hit a HR than won over billion bucks. If it's true, they are too stupid to play the lotto. Either way they are a bunch of lo$ers.

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                Posted: January 13, 2016, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

                LOL,it seems that someone put the previous week's numbers on the next draw's ticket for a laugh.

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                  Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                  One worker was like "$%@# you boss I quit!" Then he was like "Just playin' bro." Lol.

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                    Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                    One worker was like "$%@# you boss I quit!" Then he was like "Just playin' bro." Lol.

                    Bet his boss was included in tonight's draw if he wasn't in last weeks.

                    And wouldn't it be a fantastic piece of irony if they actually won it tonight?