New Jersey workers match every number in Powerball, but there’s one big problem

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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 employees got together to read off the winning numbers and to their surprise, their ticket matched every single number for Wednesday’s $528 million prize.

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.