Rain Couldn’t Dampen This Farmer’s Luck
TRENTON (Feb. 8, 2019) – Robert F. from Lambertville in Hunterdon County is a farmer who is not usually a lottery player. On one day when in the store with his friend who was buying lottery tickets, he decided to try his luck and purchase two $200,000 Gold Rush scratch-off tickets for himself. Robert scratched off the tickets later that night at home and, to his surprise, realized one of them was an actual winner worth $200,000!!
In shock and disbelief, he kept checking the ticket over and over again just to be sure it really was a jackpot winner. He immediately told the few family members who were home at the time; but, knowing he was not a frequent lottery player, they didn’t believe he had checked the ticket correctly. Once they inspected the ticket and confirmed it was indeed a $200,000 winner, everyone was excited and happy for him.
When asked about plans for the winnings, Robert said he “hadn’t really thought about it, but will definitely buy some good Christmas presents and invest the rest for a rainy day.” He told Lottery officials this win couldn’t have come at a better time because his farm had lost a lot of crops due to excessive rain.
7-Eleven #26099, 268 Raritan Plaza, Route 202 in Flemington in Hunterdon County is the “lucky Lottery retailer” that sold Robert his winning $200,000 Gold Rush ticket.