Man nearly forgets winning $273M lottery ticket

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who almost forgot his $273 million jackpot-winning Mega Millions lottery ticket at the store where he bought it says he’s going to reward the people who held it for him.

Mike Weirsky said at a news conference with lottery officials Thursday he left the tickets behind at a Quick Check store in Pohatcong Township. Someone found them and gave them to the store to hold for him.

He found out Sunday he’d won the top prize.

The 54-year-old Weirsky says he’s just going to “sit back and enjoy” the money. He said the first thing he’s going to is buy a new pickup truck.

Weirsky says he has been unemployed and unable to even get a job interview for the last year and a half.

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