Mega Millions Winner's Ex Doesn't Want Him Back, But Wants Money

Mike Weirsky a New Jersey man who left his $273 million jackpot-winning Mega Millions lottery ticket at the store where he bought it says he's going to reward whoever returned

Mike Weirsky, an unemployed and recently-divorced 54-year-old, told reporters he left the ticket at the Quick Check in Phillipsburg last Thursday because he was distracted by his phone, and only noticed it was missing once he arrived at home in Alpha, according to The Associated Press (AP) and ABC7 news. Fortunately, the person standing in line behind him was honest - and called after him. "You tell me what's the moral thing to do". The cashier "made me explain what I bet and what the tickets were, and she handed them to me, and I walked out".

Now, he's trying to find the person who turned in his tickets at the store. I had to give him a lot of money in the divorce. "And I just got up and ran upstairs, got dressed and I said, 'I've got to go find out if it's real, '" he said.

Met Eireann issues snow warning for entire country this weekend
As for the rest of the weekend, cold weather will likely lead to some rain, hail, sleet and snow in areas across the country. The warning comes into effect at 1am tonight and will remain in place until 8 am Saturday morning.

"After that, I am basically locked into what my lawyer and other people that I got working for me tell me I can do", he said. "I was doing the right thing, and I'd do it again".

Lottery officials said Thursday that if the person who found the tickets had held onto them and signed them, they could have claimed the jackpot. "If you think about it, it's very hard to say who owns a lottery ticket, short of someone coming in here and saying, 'I purchased this ticket, it's mine, ' " he said. "Yesterday I got my first interview", he says, "It's just a miracle".

Police block opposition protesters as tensions rise in Venezuela
On both Thursday and Friday evening, residents in still darkened neighborhoods banged pots and pans in protest. A woman opens a beer at a bar during a power outage in Caracas , Venezuela, March 9, 2019.

Weirsky says that the sudden financial windfall is a welcomed stroke of luck following his long and unsuccessful job hunt. He said the first thing he's going to do is buy a new pickup truck, then buy his mother a new auto and pay to remodel her home. He also wants to take his family on a vacation.

Decked out in Yankees gear, Weirsky said he's going to "sit back and enjoy" the money. "I try to take that with me everywhere I go".

Osaka turns tables on Mladenovic at Indian Wells AFP, Indian Wells
Eighth-seeded German Angelique Kerber eased into the third round with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva. Williams - a three-time Indian Wells semi-finalist - broke for a 4-1 lead in the final set and never looked back.

Weirsky now plans to show his gratitude to Campolo.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Android Q beta will be on even more phones than Pie
Mar 11, 2019 - 17:45
A big surprise regarding the Android P beta a year ago was the inclusion of third-party manufacturers in the initiative. The Android Q Developer Preview will likely launch during this year's Google I/O conference on May 7.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Captain Marvel Box Office Blasts Off to $455 Million Worldwide!
Mar 11, 2019 - 14:58
And in fifth was Fox's Alita: Battle Angel at US$3.2 million. " Green Book ", $2.5 million ($28.3 million international). The Hunger Games , which opened with US$152.5 million in March 2012, will move to the #4 spot.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nigerians Elect State Governors Amid Concerns Over Violence
Mar 11, 2019 - 11:18
Most domestic and global observers said last month's presidential vote was credible, despite well-documented problems. Saturday's election comes two weeks after Muhammadu Buhari secured a second term in a delayed presidential vote .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Under pressure, Canada's Trudeau denies impropriety, offers no apology
Mar 11, 2019 - 11:13
Copps says that when she wrote of the prime minister's feminist credentials that " Trudeau has not said bitch to anyone". He told reporters Mr Trudeau had "acted like someone who has something to hide".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tips to get your body adjusted to the time change
Mar 11, 2019 - 11:09
Most of the US observes DST with the exception of Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The website allows users to choose their time zone and whether they want a 12-hour clock or a 24-hour military time clock.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Big Ten Tournament bracket finalized
Mar 11, 2019 - 11:04
The Sling Orange bundle includes ESPN3 which is where the ESPN live stream feed for tonight's game can be found. Cassius Winston had a huge game with 27 points, including knocking down 13 of 14 free throws.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case
Mar 11, 2019 - 11:02
Malaysian officials have never officially accused North Korea and have made it clear they don't want the trial politicized. Aisyah's defense had been put on hold while a court heard arguments over obtaining a witness statement.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dozens injured on flight due to severe turbulence
Mar 11, 2019 - 10:50
According to passengers, the aircraft made a sudden drop that caused a mass number of injuries to take place. The National Weather Service had issued advisories on Saturday warning pilots of expected turbulence.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Norway sovereign wealth fund to dump oil and gas
Mar 11, 2019 - 10:39
So reinvesting those proceeds in other sectors is considered a way to keep the money safe should oil and gas prices fall. It now owns around $37bn of shares in oil companies such as BP, Shell and Total.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla gets $520 mn funding for first Chinese plant
Mar 11, 2019 - 10:34
Mr Musk is betting on China's growing market for electric cars as Beijing pushes the industry away from fossil fuel vehicles. NIO , vying to be China's answer to Tesla Inc , said that deliveries of its ES8 SUV tumbled more than expected last month.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trade deal with China only if it is good for US
Mar 11, 2019 - 10:27
After averaging the first two months data to smooth the holiday fluctuations, shipments still dropped nearly 5 percent. Economists polled by Reuters had expected a 4.8 percent drop after January's unexpected 9.1 percent jump.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jaguar attacked woman taking picture at zoo in Arizona
Mar 10, 2019 - 23:57
Wilkerson, who said he did't know how the woman got so close, said there were no zoo employees nearby when the attack happened. Ollson said it's the second time that the jaguar has attacked someone who crossed the barrier, however.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran says Britain's diplomatic protection to imprisoned dual national "illegal"
Mar 10, 2019 - 23:16
Mr Hunt said the move was unlikely to be a "magic wand" to get her released, but was an "important diplomatic step". Diplomatic protection has now elevated it to a formal inter-state dispute between Britain and Iran.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Theresa May warned delaying Brexit vote would result in 'political calamity'
Mar 10, 2019 - 23:02
However, Starmer said the party would not be seeking to secure support in parliament for a second referendum on Tuesday. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said the appeal was "more like a sign of desperation".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA wages rise by most in decade even as hiring tumbles
Mar 10, 2019 - 23:00
The unemployment rate fell back to below 4 percent and a wider measure of underemployment fell by the most ever. But the unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent from January's 4 percent, and earnings growth picked up.