According to NBC 10 Philadelphia, 87-year-old Earl Livingston, of Blackwood, New Jersey, was en route to purchase a lottery ticket when he accidentally fell and broke his hip. After being taken to the local hospital, he told the staff that he was disappointed he didn’t get a ticket. One of the physician’s assistants then offered to let him join their hospital office pool. The office lottery pool, which included 141 of the hospital’s staff, ended up winning on a $1 million ticket.
Despite needing a hip replacement, Livingston is looking at the bright side of his hospital stay — and his lucky break.
“I want to thank everybody,” Livingston said. “I appreciate very much and God bless you and have a happy, happy long life!”