Like so many others hoping for their chance at $1.6 billion, Earl Livingston made his way to the store Tuesday to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket.
But instead of striking it rich, the 87-year-old fell on the way and broke his hip.
He was telling his hardscrabble story at the hospital where he was taken when a physician’s assistant asked him to join their lotto pool with 141 others.
“I want to thank everybody,” Livingston told WCAU. “I appreciate very much and God bless you and have a happy, happy long life!”