Seven government employees from New York won a $319-million Mega Millions jackpot, according to a report from Associated Press. The state workers reportedly pooled together to play the lottery. They are set to collect checks for $19.1 million after taxes.
63-year-old Mike Barth, the man delegated to buy the winning ticket, has proven that patience pays sometimes. "I was at the counter. It was my turn to buy a ticket when I reached down to grab a Snickers bar from the candy display and someone reached over me, actually cut in front of me to buy a ticket," said Barth in an interview.
"I thought about saying something but decided to just let it slide. I bought the next ticket."
The winning group, which won the fifth-largest jackpot in the multistate game's history, has not planned to leave their state jobs yet.