Men Sue NJ Lottery After Throwing Out $1M Winning Ticket

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    Two Rockland County men say they accidently threw away a Powerball ticket worth $1 million. Now they're filing a lawsuit to get their hands on the cash. News 4's Contessa Brewer has more. (Published Thursday, Jun 26, 2014)

    Two men are suing the New Jersey Lottery after they threw out a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million.

    Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango, of Suffern, New York, argue in their federal lawsuit that the lottery was at fault for failing to quickly post the accurate winning numbers from the March 23 drawing online.

    Cambia tells The Record newspaper he asked Onyango to check the lottery's website for the winning numbers soon after the 11 p.m. drawing. Cambria tossed the ticket when the numbers didn't match.

    They realized they had won when they saw the numbers the next day. But the ticket was on its way to a landfill in Canada.

    The men say they have two tickets showing serial numbers that prove they had a winner.