Man breaks hip, then gets in on hospital employees' $1M lottery winning

Kelly Gooch -

A man who fell and broke his hip ended up joining a New Jersey hospital's $1 million winning lottery pool, according to a WCAU-TV report.

Earl Livingston, 87, was headed to buy a lottery ticket Oct. 23 when he fell. He subsequently went to Jefferson Stratford (N.J.) Hospital and told hospital workers about his attempt to buy a ticket for the recent Mega Millions jackpot.

"He told them he was on his way to buy a lottery ticket and he was disappointed that he didn’t get it," Mr. Livingston’s niece, Bobbie Mickle, told WCAU-TV

Mr. Livingston was  invited to join the hospital's lottery pool with 141 others. One of the pool's tickets, purchased in Lindenwold, N.J., won $1 million, the TV station reported. 

Hospital workers told WTXF-TV Mr. Livingston and each of the pool members will get about $4,400.

 

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