Meet the Unluckiest Guy in America

You skip one office lottery pool...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2011 11:15 AM CDT
Man Skips Office Lottery Pool One Time ... and Misses Out on Millions
Coulson's News, where the Mega Millions lottery jackpot ticket (that one man missed out on) worth $319 million was sold, is seen in Albany, NY, on Saturday, March 26, 2011.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

(Newser) – Here's a tip: If you're going to join your office's lottery pool, best to be consistent. One man in New York decided to take a pass last week because he wasn't feeling lucky ... and that was the week seven of his co-workers won the $319 million Mega Millions jackpot. "They asked him twice. They said, 'Are you sure?'" says the owner of the deli where the group of state information-technology workers often used to have lunch. The man who passed would have taken home $16 million after taxes through the lump sum option, the New York Post reports. Click for a much happier lottery story. (Read more Mega Millions stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.