Man Breaks Hip Getting Mega Millions Ticket, Wins a Million

LIVINGSTON, N.J. - Like so many others hoping for their chance at $1.6 billion, Earl Livingston made his way to the store Tuesday to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket. 

But instead of striking it rich, the 87-year-old fell on the way and broke his hip. 

He was telling his hardscrabble story at the hospital where he was taken when a physician’s assistant asked him to join their lotto pool with 141 others.

They ended up winning $1 million, WCAU reported.

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