The winner of the $273 million Mega Millions jackpot in New Jersey nearly lost the chance of a lifetime. Mike Weirsky of New Jersey, bought $10 in tickets at the QuickChek in Phillipsburg and put the tickets down to put his money away. He left the store leaving the tickets behind. The store kept the tickets in a drawer for him to pick up if he returned. Two nights later Weirsky won the jackpot.