Not your typical lottery win at all!
A man who fell and broke his hip while on his way to buy a lottery ticket in New Jersey has scooped the $1m jackpot! WHat’s more, the ticket was bought at the hospital he was taken to for treatment.
The 87 year old from Blackpool, was given the chance to join Jefferson Stratford Hospital’s lottery pool. He entered the state’s Mega Millions pool with 141 other people.
He thanked hospital staff who had helped him join the pool after hearing his story, and wished them a “happy long life”.
His niece, said she had thought her uncle was “confused” when he told her of his $1m win whilst visiting him in hospital.
She told NBC10 TV that it was only when hospital staff came in to congratulate him that she accepted his story.
“I was, like, ‘Wow, he really did win!'” she said.