New Jersey Man Breaks His Hip but Wins the Lottery

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He was taken to Jefferson Stratford Hospital for treatment.

The drawing Saturday night will come four days after someone won a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest prize.

He was rushed to the hospital with a broken hip and no lottery ticket.

They ended up taking pity on him and invited him to join their own lottery pool with 141 others.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball is 1 in 292 million.

Livingston's niece, Bobbie Mickle, told the station that at first she didn't believe him. "I thought he was confused, maybe from pain meds". They brought a tray of snacks for the staff to show their appreciation.

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Mr Livingston will have to wait before he can celebrate his win though.

The next morning, her husband called her and said simply: "You won!"

Livingston will need a hip replacement, but he says he's thankful.

But if it wasn't for the persistence of a relative, she may have remained oblivious about her winnings.

"I still feel the same way", she said.

"We all got a text saying we got a million-dollar ticket", Kraemer said.