Lucky Couple Finds Their Winning Ticket at a Lucky Store!
TRENTON (Aug. 8, 2019) – Damon Cherico and Shayna Flanders of Brick are regular players of New Jersey Lottery Scratch-Offs games, and they have always loved the Crossword-style games. The couple goes to the same store each week for new tickets, hoping for a lucky ticket. The store has signs up displaying all the winning tickets it has sold, and Damon and Shayna were hoping to be added to the wall of winners.
While in the store recently, they noticed the retailer had just opened a pack of $250,000 Crossword tickets and decided to grab the first ticket in the pack. After returning home, Damon was scratching off that $250,000 Crossword ticket, as Shayna was scratching off a ticket for a different game. He said, “Once I uncovered the letter ‘T’ on the ticket, I knew I was going to win at least something.” He continued scratching and uncovered the “P” and “I” and turned to Shayna, saying, “We’re going to be OK.” After uncovering eight words out of the possible ten, the anticipation started to set in. Finally, Damon uncovered the final letter “L” and realized they had matched all ten words! They had just won $250,000!
The happy couple was overjoyed, shedding a few tears of happiness while using their phone to scan the ticket to confirm the win. They told Lottery officials it led to a few sleepless nights as they tried to process the good fortune, hardly able to believe they were so lucky.
Damon and Shayna intend to use some of their prize to get ahead of the bills and replace their older cars, saving the remainder for their future. Their lucky ticket was purchased at Jay’s Food Mart on 358 Herbertsville Road, Brick, in Ocean County.