NJ restaurant workers erupt in frenzy as they think they win Powerball

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ – Workers at  Grissini’s Restaurant in Englewood Cliffs jumped for joy, screamed, shouted..and one of them even quit his job when the realized that they’d matched all of the winning Powerball numbers.

Unfortunately, as NJ.com reports, they were unaware that they were looking at the wrong day’s numbers.

The video above shows servers, cooks and bartenders celebrating after reading Wednesday’s winning numbers with one of their tickets they bought for Saturday night’s $900 million drawing.

Although we’re not sure when they actually realized the mistake, it’s easy to see that for one brief, shining moment, they were all the happiest people in the USA.

They’re taking it pretty well, too, posting all the coverage they’re getting on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

The current jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing stands at $1.5 billion. 

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