Restaurant workers mistakenly think they have won the lottery

Footage shows workers of a New Jersey restaurant celebrate in joy when they mistakenly think they have won the Powerball lottery jackpot.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 09, 2016) (GRISSINI RESTAURANT HANDOUT) – Restaurant workers in Englewood Cliffs in New Jersey released several videos on its website showing its workers in ecstasy as they thought they had won the lottery jackpot on Saturday (January 9).

The staff of Grissini Restaurant participated in a pool of 42 workers, and thought they had won the Powerball jackpot of $900 million (USD).

The footage shows bartender Charlie Povermodo reading out the winning numbers as his co-workers scream out in confirmation.

Their joy was short-lived however, as the staff found out that the numbers were from the previous drawing. According to the restaurant they had the perfect match for the Powerball drawing of Wednesday January 6th.

With still no winning ticket, the next Powerball lottery drawing will be held on Wednesday (January 14). The game is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C. and two U.S. territories.

The Powerball lottery jackpot climbed to $1.5 billion on Tuesday, making it the largest-ever U.S. lottery prize as well as the world’s biggest potential jackpot for a single winner, according to lottery officials.