New Jersey Couple is One Step Closer to Retirement Dreams with New Jersey Lottery
TRENTON (July 17, 2018) – Sara and Niles of the Township of Washington enjoy playing Jersey Cash 5 and Pick-6, but recently found some luck playing Powerball. On January 6, the evening of the record $559.7 million drawing, the couple picked up $20 worth of Powerball tickets to get in the game, trying their luck with a variety of Quick Pick numbers.
Shortly after the drawing that night, Niles checked the ticket that he and Sara had purchased earlier that day. Niles read across the numbers on one of the lines on the ticket and saw something amazing – it matched five of the five white balls drawn for the second-tier prize of $1,000,000! When he realized that the ticket was a $1,000,000 winner, he ran and woke up his wife to tell her the good news.
Niles also said he called his mother to share the good news with her. His mother, who would usually expect the worst when receiving a call in the middle of the night, seemed to have a sixth sense when she picked up the phone, asking him if he had won the Lottery before he even got a chance to tell her.
While Sara and Niles did not win the $559.7 million jackpot, their $1,000,000 prize has set them well ahead on funding for their retirement. With their newfound prize money, they plan to retire and move to Florida in the next few years.
Sara and Niles also matched the Powerball on a separate line on their ticket to increase their prize by $4, bringing their total winnings for the day to $1,000,004. Their lucky ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven #24447 on 469 Passaic St, Hackensack in Bergen County.