South Carolina Education Lottery Chief Operating Officer Tony Cooper says the lottery knows when and where the ticket was bought, but won't be sure who bought it until the victor contacts them. But at Jefferson Stratford Hospital, he was invited to join the hospital staff's lottery pool.
Earl Livingston, 87, was en route to a store to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket when he slipped and fell, breaking his hip, according to NBC10. She won $1 million.
Mr Livingston will have to wait before he can celebrate his win though.More news: Buy Red Dead Redemption 2, Save $100 on Any Xbox Bundle
"I want to thank everybody", Livingston said.
No one has won the Powerball jackpot since August 11.
"We were overwhelmed and humbled that they did this", niece Bobbie Mickle said.More news: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena suspends parliament amid crisis
A single mum from country NSW also revealed how constant nagging from her family led her to realising she had won more than $400,000. The next drawing will be held on Saturday at 11 p.m. EST.
Livingston and his family were thrilled to hear the news and grateful that the hospital's staff made him feel like a part of the team, Kraemer said.
Only days ago, the scramble to buy tickets was highlighting some basic aspects of human nature: Money isn't only about wealth, and people don't understand probability.More news: US Fed's vice chair backs further rate hikes