You make your own luck, they say. But for this Mega Millions winner, she had no control over the lottery! The Mega Millions winners Karl Herkert and Barbara of Kearny must have had some extra-special help from Lady Luck. And you can also be a lucky Mega Millions or US Powerball winner – get your tickets online for the draws which are on tomorrow and Wednesday!
It was a normal day for Karl and Barbara when they visited their local convenience store and purchased their usual Powerball ticket. And this is where it becomes interesting – the checkout lady picked Mega instead of Powerball without the couple noticing, but it was to be a mistake that ended with both the winning couple and the convenience store receiving a cash sum!
This isn’t the first story we’ve heard of, where a last-minute purchase awards the ticket buyer with a huge jackpot prize, but this is first time we’ve heard of a completely accidental ticket purchase turning out to be a jackpot winner – it should spark some interest in the public eye!
Surprisingly, only Karl celebrated – and did it well! He publically screamed in the streets of Kearny, granting himself a visitation from the local police officer for a complaint of public disturbance. The couple wished to remain from the public, and even moved to an undisclosed destination that only they were aware of!
But perhaps the greatest winner in this tale of errors is the convenience store! It benefited tremendously from the checkout lady’s mistake – and this has to be the only time in history this has happened! The store was granted a generous sum of $30,000 from the New Jersey Lottery for selling the winning ticket.
Here’s hoping the luck continues amongst the millions of lottery players around the world!