Everyone has, at some point in their lives, and many people still do, dreamt of possessing an unimaginably large amount of money. When this is taken into consideration, it is not surprising that a large number of individuals participate in lottery games, particularly in modern times when the prize pool may reach unbelievable sums of money.
Earl Livingston, who is 87 years old, is one of the millions of people in the United States that entered the Mega Millions lottery in the hopes of winning the jackpot prize.
On Tuesday, the elderly guy fell and shattered his hip when he was on his way to purchase a Mega Millions lottery ticket. Sadly, this accident occurred. But it would seem that Lady Luck is on Earl Livingston’s side since he won in a lottery even though he was unable to purchase the highly sought after Mega Millions lottery ticket.
This leaves one to wonder how such a thing could possibly be possible. The elderly guy from Blackwood, New Jersey was transferred to the Jefferson Stratford hospital as soon as he was able to be transported there after fracturing his hip.
Earl expressed his anger to the attending nurses when they questioned him about what has place and asked him about what transpired. He said that he was unable to purchase his lottery ticket.
In an effort to cheer up the elderly patient, a physician’s assistant invited him to take part in the lottery pool that was being held at the hospital, in which 141 other staff members were also participating. Who would have guessed that Earl would end up being the lucky winner of the one million dollar jackpot prize?
His niece expressed her gratitude on behalf of her family for the compassionate gesture of kindness that was extended to them by the nurses. On Thursday evening, the guy, who is now 87 years old, had hip replacement surgery, which was a success.
His niece assuaged people’s fears by assuring them that her uncle is doing OK and that the recent fortune he received helped lessen the agony.
The $1 million prize money will be distributed fairly among all of the employees of the hospital, who each put in $2 of their own money in order to be eligible for participation in the lottery pool.
Following the subtracting of taxes paid to the federal government as well as state and local governments, each employee will be left with around $4,800. “This is a story of good fortune, but also of excellent people,” Joe Devine, the President of Jefferson Health-New Jersey, stated in one of his interviews.
In the meanwhile, Earl expressed his thanks to those individuals who had assisted him and been nice to him. “I want to thank each and every one of you. I am really grateful to you, and I pray that God will reward you with good health and a long and happy life.