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"It's going to change everything because I'm unemployed", he told reporters Thursday.

He said a friend of his mother's called to say she thought a mutual friend of theirs had hit the jackpot.

The 54-year-old says he's going to "sit back and enjoy" the money.

"I truly wish him well ... though I know he doesn't believe that", she said, according to the Post.

A New Jersey man who nearly forgot his $273 million jackpot-winning Mega Millions lottery ticket at the store where he bought it says he's going to reward whoever returned it.

His luck took a turn, however, when he bought two Mega Millions lottery tickets from a convenience store in Phillipsburg, New Jersey for $2 each. After all, the couple divorced only months ago and financial issues were apparently part of their problems. "I just didn't believe that it was me after all these years of playing".

Murray's ex-husband said he'd been actively searching for a job over the past year but never received an interview, the Daily Mail reported.

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"I couldn't believe I was the victor of more than $2 after playing after all these years", he said.

"I'm just very thankful that there's an honest person out there, because I figured it was gone", he said.

He said he plans to buy a Ford Raptor pickup truck and relishes the feeling of being able to go and buy whatever he wants. "I try to take that with me everywhere I go".

When it comes to lottery tickets, possession is nine-tenths of the law, Carey said.

Lottery officials told AP on Thursday that the person who found the ticket could have claimed the jackpot had they held onto them.

"If you have a winning ticket, we always urge our players: Sign that ticket right away", Carey said at the news conference. How long did I work? A good Samaritan saw the ticket on the counter and gave them to the clerk. He said he hoped to find the person. "I'm going to give him something", he said.

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