Meet the Unluckiest Guy in America

You skip one office lottery pool...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2011 11:15 AM CDT
Man Skips Office Lottery Pool One Time ... and Misses Out on Millions
Coulson's News, where the Mega Millions lottery jackpot ticket (that one man missed out on) worth $319 million was sold, is seen in Albany, NY, on Saturday, March 26, 2011.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Here's a tip: If you're going to join your office's lottery pool, best to be consistent. One man in New York decided to take a pass last week because he wasn't feeling lucky ... and that was the week seven of his co-workers won the $319 million Mega Millions jackpot. "They asked him twice. They said, 'Are you sure?'" says the owner of the deli where the group of state information-technology workers often used to have lunch. The man who passed would have taken home $16 million after taxes through the lump sum option, the New York Post reports. Click for a much happier lottery story. (More Mega Millions stories.)

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