Lucky 'Albany Seven': Winners of $319M Mega Millions jackpot claim their winnings - thanks to a jerk
Mike Barth, one of the "Albany Seven" who claimed their winnings Thursday, said he was waiting in line on Friday to purchase a ticket for his co-workers at an Albany newsstand when he reached down to grab a Snickers bar - and a guy cut in front of him.
Rather than make a scene, Barth said he let the line-cutter buy his lottery ticket - then he bought the Quick Pick ticket that made him and friends instant millionaires.
"I'm thinking later on, after all this went down, what if that guy would have won that ticket instead of me," said Barth, 63, of Bethlehem, N.Y. "You never know."
After taxes, Barth and his co-workers are splitting $202 million - or about $19.1 million - should they opt to take the lump sum.