Workers at a New Jersey restaurant thought they had won the $949m Powerball jackpot, only to later realize they were looking at the wrong day's numbers.
The staff at the restaurant collectively pooled $210 on tickets hoping they could take the prize.
And they thought they did - for about 20 minutes.
A friend of one of the workers texted him the numbers without realising the webpage was showing Wednesday's numbers rather than Saturday's.
The ticket had been a perfect match for the wrong day, bringing the celebrations to an abrupt halt.
One dishwasher even thrown his apron off, declaring "I'm outta here! I quit!".
"It was like getting punched in the stomach," bartender Charles Poveromo told The New York Post.
"There was just so much joy, and I can't put into words the feelings of euphoria that we all felt."
Poveromo's wife sensibly suggested he double check the numbers and the party came crashing down.
"It was like a balloon deflating," he said.
The dishwasher who had just quit reportedly picked his apron up and said "back to work."