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New Jersey Powerball Entrants Crushed To Learn They Didn't Actually Win

01/13/2016 05:37 EST | Updated 01/13/2016 05:59 EST

The next draw for the Powerball lottery is slated for Wednesday — a event that prompted many Canadians to buy tickets. And if you are among the many who did, be sure to take a close look at your ticket before the winning numbers are drawn.

Employees at a New Jersey restaurant went through some intense emotional ups and downs after thinking they'd scored Saturday's then-US$950-million jackpot, according to NBC New York.

YouTube footage captured some of their joy.

“I’m outta here! I quit!,” one dishwasher apparently yelled as he pulled off his apron, general manager Mike Devincenzi told the New York Post.

But they didn't actually win big. It was a realization a longtime bartender likened to "getting punched in the stomach."

Watch the video above to find out their big mistake.

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