ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – When the Powerball jackpot jumped over $500 million, a lot of workers decided to increase their odds by buying lottery tickets as a pool.
That’s exactly what workers at Grissini’s Restaurant in New Jersey did.
The restaurant erupted into tears of joy, cheering and shouting.
According to WNBC, there was one big problem.
The “winning” ticket was not valid for Wednesday’s drawing. The group purchased the ticket after Wednesday’s numbers had been drawn, meaning it was only eligible for Saturday’s drawing.
Instead of becoming millionaires, the group walked away with nothing from Saturday’s drawing.