Text leads to Mega Millions win for Virginia woman

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A New Jersey man who broke his hip saw his luck turn around when he joined a hospital lottery pool that won $1 million.

Procopsis' win comes after the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot was claimed earlier this week in SC.

Even as stock markets sank again, one person (or group) made a lot of money this past week: the yet-to-be-identified holder of the single ticket that won the Mega Millions lottery.

Livingston's niece, Bobbie Mickle, says Livingston told staff he was disappointed about not getting a ticket so they invited him to join the pool with 141 other people. That's because the odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million. They ended up winning a million bucks.

The patient was brought to the hospital after he'd been hurt trying to buy a lottery ticket, so the employees, while taking care of his injuries, also took care of getting him a ticket.

"I thought he was confused, maybe from pain meds", she said.

"I want to thank everybody", Livingston said.

"And then the staff came into the room and they were saying congratulations and I was like, "Wow, he really did win".

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