Tough Luck: 7 Co-Workers Share $319M Jackpot; 8th Reportedly Opted Out : The Two-Way The deli owner who sold the group the winning Mega Millions ticket says that one person who usually got into the pool decided he wasn't feeling lucky that day.
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Tough Luck: 7 Co-Workers Share $319M Jackpot; 8th Reportedly Opted Out

We're supposed to hear tomorrow just who the seven New York State employees are who won last week's $319 million Mega Millions lottery.

If only he'd chipped in: A Mega Millions ticket. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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If only he'd chipped in: A Mega Millions ticket.

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But today, there's this heart-breaking story in the New York Post:

"A hapless state information-technology worker who usually joined his office lottery pool took a pass last week — only to learn that seven positive-thinking pals nailed a whopping $319 million Mega Millions jackpot, said a deli owner who knows the winners."

The jackpot was the 5th-largest in Mega Millions history.