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A Texas man went into the hole to buy a lotto ticket this week—literally. The 67-year-old left home to go to purchase a ticket for his chance at the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot.  Fort Worth Police Department

Texas Man Falls Into Hole Trying to Buy Powerball Ticket

Jan 13, 2016

A Texas man went into the hole to buy a lotto ticket this week—literally—and had to be rescued by local police.

The 67-year-old left home on Monday to purchase a ticket for his chance at the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot, but did not return by nightfall.

His family reported him missing when they did not hear from him, resulting in a police search, according to a Twitter post by the Forth Worth Police Department.

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Officers found the man at the bottom of a large construction hole. The man had fell into the 7-foot-deep hole and was laying in cold water.

An officer jumped into the hole, gave the man assistance and then pulled him up to the surface, police said. His identity was not released by authorities and it is unclear weather the man actually bought his lotto ticket, but police say his family had already hit the jackpot, "because of the quick thinking and dedication the officers exhibited, this man and his family can say they truly won the biggest lottery of all!"

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