The Horrifying Moment NJ Restaurant Workers Thought They Had Won the Powerball Only to Realize They Had Bought Their Tickets for the WRONG Day

The Horrifying Moment NJ Restaurant Workers Thought They Had Won the Powerball Only to Realize They Had Bought Their Tickets for the WRONG Day

People pooling money in the hopes that they’ll win a massive lottery jackpot is not by any means unusual. What IS unusual is a group of them celebrating their win… when actually, they lost.

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It was a celebration like no other – the moment 42 restaurant workers in New Jersey believed they had all just become millionaires.

One man even quit his job on the spot.

But, in a terrible twist of fate, the Powerball ticket the employees of Grissini’s Italian eatery, in Englewood Cliffs, was actually bought for the wrong day.

The mortifying mix-up occurred Saturday night during the $949million draw, when the group – who had pooled for the ticket – realized they had mistakenly compared Wednesday’s winning numbers to their Saturday ticket.

The 42 workers of the fine dining establishment – among them servers, cooks and bartenders – spent $210 on tickets.

Their numbers included 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and a Powerball of 17, which was a match for Wednesday’s win.

No one won the $528million jackpot, which spilled to Saturday’s $900million jackpot – for which the ticket was purchased – that later swelled to $1.5billion.

‘It was like getting punched in the stomach,’ bartender Charles Poveromo, 55, told The New York Post.

That especially stinks for the one worker who quit his job in all of the excitement. Maybe next time, he’ll know to wait and confirm his winnings before giving up his source of income.

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