Forgetful $273M Mega Millions Winner Says Good Samaritan Helped Him Win Big

273 Million Dollar Mega Millions Winner Michael Weirsky Forgot Winning Ticket at New Jersey Convenience Store

NJ Mega Millions winner's ex doesn't want him back

"I'm not going after anything".

Commenting on Weirsky's newfound wealth, Murray said she doubted her ex-husband would reach out and offer any of the winnings, although she remained hopeful that he would do "the right thing", the Post noted.

On Sunday night during a snow storm, Weirsky got around to checking his numbers - and realized he was holding the winning ticket.

She also told the New York Post that she paid spousal support and continues to make payments. He added, "If you think about it, it is very hard to say who owns a lottery ticket short of someone coming in here and saying, 'I purchased this ticket". "I figured when I woke up Friday morning, like, well, just another thing I lost".

All the money in the world won't bring her back to her former husband of 15 years. "My parents raised me to be a good person, honest, sincere". Weirsky said he was looking for his tickets at home and returned to the store the next day to collect his ticket before the Mega Millions drawing. "I had to give him a lot of money in the divorce", she said. He may start a business, he said, or work part time helping a friend who works as a handyman.

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Weirsky says he was a "bum" before and after high school, so maybe he'll be a "beach bum" now.

The Alpha resident actually forgot the winning ticket at the Quick Check in Phillipsburg, he told reporters at a press conference on Thursday. "I put the tickets down".

His first purchase? Weirsky says he's going to buy a new pickup truck and then buy a new auto for his mother and remodel her home. "I don't think anybody should be taken advantage of".

Decked out in Yankees gear, Weirsky said he's going to "sit back and enjoy" the money.

Someone found the tickets and returned them to the store to hold as Weirsky returned on Friday to verify the tickets were his and the store employees returned them to him.

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