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This Poor Schmuck Lost His Million Dollar Powerball Ticket

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Remember that Alanis Morissette song about the guy that wins the lottery and dies the next day? That's a valid excuse for not claiming your fortune, unlike this poor schmuck who lost his ticket.

In the modern Greek tragedy that is this man's life, he first bought a Powerball ticket worth $1 million from a supermarket in Rosemead. It didn't have the Powerball number 27, but did have the other five numbers, the L.A. Times reports. What a magical day! However, this total dingus lost the winning ticket, making him ineligible to collect even though the store's surveillance cameras show him making the purchase.

If one should win the Powerball, they have 180 days to come forward and claim their winnings, but they must have the ticket. Yesterday was the final day to do so. While California public schools will benefit from this man's forgetfulness, one can't help but think of all the other ticket buyers who were fantasizing about winning only to have someone perform the equivalent of accidentally placing one million bucks (minus taxes) in the recycling.