An unemployed New Jersey man who won last Friday’s $273 million Mega Millions jackpot said he wants to reward the mystery person who returned the tickets to a store where he’d left them a day earlier. Mike Weirsky bought the tickets last Thursday, February 28, at a Quick Check store near the Pennsylvania border and forgot them there because he was more focused on his phone. Someone found them and gave them to the store to hold. When Weirsky returned on Friday, he verified the tickets were his and store employees returned them.
… Lottery officials said that if the person who found the tickets had held onto them and signed them, they could have claimed the jackpot. Weirsky said Thursday (March 7), “I’m looking for the guy that handed them in, I want to thank him. I’m going to give him something, but I’m going to keep that private.”