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These restaurant workers thought they won the Powerball, but they had the right numbers on the wrong day

This past Saturday, a bunch of restaurant employees in New Jersey thought they won the Powerball.

It looked like the best night of their lives. until they realized that they didn’t actually win. Turns out they had the right numbers, but on the wrong day.

Story by Ian Phillips and editing by Kristen Griffin

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Ian is a pop culture reporter for INSIDER. He graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in 2014 with a degree in television, radio, and film. His work has appeared in Mic and The Film Stage.

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Ian is a pop culture reporter for INSIDER. He graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in 2014 with a degree in television, radio, and film. His work has appeared in Mic and The Film Stage.

You can reach him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @IanReelDeal.

Kristen is a Deputy Executive Producer f or the Insider Inc. video team. She previously worked as a video editor for INSIDER.

Ian is a pop culture reporter for INSIDER. He graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in 2014 with a degree in television, radio, and film. His work has appeared in Mic and The Film Stage.

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Kristen is a Deputy Executive Producer f or the Insider Inc. video team. She previously worked as a video editor for INSIDER.

Ian is a pop culture reporter for INSIDER. He graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in 2014 with a degree in television, radio, and film. His work has appeared in Mic and The Film Stage.

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Kristen is a Deputy Executive Producer f or the Insider Inc. video team. She previously worked as a video editor for INSIDER.

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Restaurant workers mistakenly celebrate Powerball win after reading wrong numbers

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A group of workers at a New Jersey restaurant were left devastated after mistakenly reading the wrong numbers on their office pool Powerball ticket believing, for a brief moment, they had won the jackpot.

Employees at Grissini Restaurant in Englewood Cliffs began celebrating after thinking they had matched all five white numbers and the red Powerball number from Saturday night’s drawing. With no winners from the previous Wednesday draw the massive prize had reached US$950 million.

Video of the heartbreaking scene showed employees hugging and jumping for joy as the numbers were being read.

But it was not to be.

The owner of the restaurant Anthony DelGatto admitted that while he felt bad for his employees he was happy no one ended up quitting.

“I’m sure I would have lost all the employees,” DelGatto told CBS. “The dishwashers were very happy — they didn’t have to wash dishes anymore. Our valet parker told a guy to go get his own car.”

The restaurant has been having fun with the mix-up and employees have made a number of media appearances. On the restaurant’s Facebook page they compared it to Steve Harvey crowning the wrong winner at the Miss Universe Pageant.

The Powerball eventually grew into an unprecedented US$1.6 billion and on Wednesday it was announced the massive windfall will be split three ways. The winning tickets were bought in Florida, Tennessee and a Los Angeles suburb.

A group of workers at a New Jersey restaurant were left devastated after mistakenly reading the wrong numbers on their office pool Powerball ticket believing, for a brief moment, they had won the jackpot. ]]>