An New Jersey man who is unemployed won $273 million Mega Millions jackpot last Friday, March 1, 2019.
He wants to reward the mystery person who returned the tickets to a store where he had left them a day earlier.
Mike Weirsky said that he bought the tickets last Thursday, February 28, 2019 at a Quick Check store in Phillipsburg, near the Pennsylvania border, and forgot them there because he was more focused on his cellphone.
Someone found them and gave them to the store to hold.
When Weirsky returned on Friday, March 1, 2019 he verified the tickets were his and store employees returned them.
According to the lottery officials if the person who found the tickets had held onto them and signed them, they could have claimed the jackpot.
Phillipsburg is a town in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, a sister city to its industrial partner of Easton, Pennsylvania across the Delaware River.
The town is located along the Delaware River in western New Jersey, on the border with Pennsylvania, and is considered part of the Delaware Valley region and the eastern border of the Lehigh Valley region.
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