$273 million Mega Millions victor has Good Samaritan to thank

$273 million Mega Millions victor has Good Samaritan to thank

Weirsky's ex, Eileen Murray, told the New York Post that Weirsky did not become any more appealing to her because of his win.

Weirsky said he was thankful for the unidentified good Samaritan who found his tickets on the store counter and made a decision to turn them in. Weirsky said he was looking for his tickets at home and returned to the store the next day to collect his ticket before the Mega Millions drawing. Weirsky got divorced about five months ago. He remembers sitting and watching TV for half an hour after that, just stunned at what had happened. "I put the tickets down, put my money away, and did something with my phone and just walked away", he said at a Thursday press conference. He's spent $20 per week on tickets, on and off, for years.

A mystery person found the ticket, and returned it to the store employees. "I'm going to give him something, but I'm going to keep that private".

"It's going to change everything because I was unemployed", he said.

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The clerk said someone had turned them in. I want him to surround himself with good people. "I was doing the right thing, and I'd do it again".

Lottery officials told AP on Thursday that the person who found the ticket could have claimed the jackpot had they held onto them. How long did I work? He moved to New Jersey in the hopes of finding a new job, but failed to secure any interviews for about a year, he told reporters. "I had to give him a lot of money in the divorce", she said. He said the first thing he's going to is buy a new pickup truck. He also wants to take his family on a vacation. "But after they tell me I can go insane, I am going to take a family vacation and take everybody with us".

Weirsky now plans to show his gratitude to Campolo.

The grocery store, QuickChek in Phillipsburg, got a $30,000 bonus check for selling the winning ticket.

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