Mike went to work today while seven of his co-workers went to the Lottery headquarters to pick up their checks for $19 million each.Mike and four others had opted not to pony up $2 to go in on the usual Mega Millions pool despite the $319 million jackpot.
“I just wasn’t feeling lucky that day,” said Mike, who declined to give his last name, during a break from his IT job at the Department of Housing and Community Renewal in Albany, N.Y.
He was so right. He is now considered the biggest loser.
While Mike went to his office today, his seven lucky colleagues were celebrating their new mega wealth — $19,129,571 each after taxes — and Mike was delighted for them.