The man who didn’t chip in $2 to the lottery office pool is being called the “biggest loser” by some, but to me he sounds like a winner.
Why? He’s not whining about it.
Sure, it would be a soul-crushing experience to see your co-workers split up the $319 Mega Millions prize (more than $19 million each after taxes), but at least he’s not bitter or suing.
“I just wasn’t feeling lucky that day,” said Mike, who didn’t want to give his last name, in an ABC News article. Today, he worked on keeping New York state government computers running while his millionaire friends went to pick up their over-sized check. The lucky seven haven’t been showing up to work, and are expected to quit, though they’ve not told their bosses anything.
“I don’t think they’ll cut me in. I don’t think they should. I don’t deserve it,” he said.
His friends had asked twice to see if he wanted to chip in, but he declined.
Maybe he’s looking at the bright side. With his department being reduced to just one person, he’s probably next in line for a promotion.