N.J. man claims Mega Millions jackpot
Apparently it's lucky to be a guy named Joe from Tinton Falls, N.J.
For the second time in just 14 months, a Joe who lives in the Monmouth County town (population 18,000) has stepped forward to collect a major lottery jackpot.
On Thursday, Giuseppe Joe Garofalo claimed his half of the $198 annuity jackpot from last Friday's Mega Millions drawing. He bought his ticket at Kwik Farms in the Monmouth County town.
The other winning ticket was sold in Farmville, Va., a rural town west of Rich ...
May 24, 2013, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum
2 tickets win Mega Millions jackpot worth $190M
A Mega Millions jackpot advertised at $190 million has been won by two tickets, one sold in New Jersey, the other in Virginia.
They matched all the numbers drawn Friday night: 11, 15, 35, 43 and 49, with Mega Ball number 41. The Megaplier was 4.
Winners usually take the cash payout, which in this case would be $70 million each. Before taxes, of course.
Seventeen tickets missed only the Mega Ball and won second worth $250,000: 1 from Colorado, 1 from Iowa, 1 from Maryland, 3 from Michiga ...
May 18, 2013, 1:05 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery workers being sickened by moldy Sandy scratch-off tickets, employee claims
Some New Jersey Lottery employees got a little more to scratch off than they bargained for.
For six months, tens of thousands of moldy Superstorm Sandy scratch-off tickets have been sitting in a warehouse at the state lotto's headquarters in Lawrenceville sickening several workers, according an employee who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.
We're all suffering from headaches, the employee said. If you go into that room, you start experiencing respiratory problems. You fe ...
May 2, 2013, 5:03 pm - Lottery News forum
N.J. treasurer says lottery privatization plan won't lead to layoffs
Plan may actually double the size of sales staff
The New Jersey state treasurer today defended the Christie administration's plan to privatize parts of the New Jersey Lottery and said he does not anticipate it leading to layoffs.
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff appeared in front of the state Assembly Budget Committee in Trenton to publicly discuss the plan which has drawn staunch opposition from New Jersey's Democratic state lawmakers and U.S. congressmen for the first time.
We can re-energize ...
Apr 25, 2013, 6:42 pm - Lottery News forum
One ticket wins historic Jersey Cash 5 jackpot
Second-largest Jersey Cash 5 jackpot in game history
One winning Jersey Cash 5 ticket worth $1,930,747 was sold in Middlesex County, New Jersey, for the Monday, April 22 drawing.
The Middlesex County winning ticket was bought at In Out Convenience Store, 187 North Avenue, Dunellen. This is the second largest jackpot in the game's history.
Jersey Cash 5 was introduced to New Jersey players back in September 1992 and remains a very popular player favorite. The largest Jersey Cash 5 jackpo ...
Apr 23, 2013, 3:10 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Gov. slams Democrat tactics to derail lottery plan
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie referred to some New Jersey federal lawmakers' insistence that the U.S. Attorney General conduct a formal review of his lottery privatization plans as naked partisanship.
The governor blasted six New Jersey congressmen's decision to send the letter requesting a review by the Justice Department, saying Thursday that it amounts to nothing more than a campaign stunt for Christie's presumed Democratic gubernatorial challenger.
They might as well just put a 'Buo ...
Apr 19, 2013, 10:33 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Democrats want Justice Department to review lottery privatization plan
Unhappy with the state's decision to push ahead with its plan to partially privatize the New Jersey Lottery, a group of Garden State lawmakers have decided to make a federal case of the conflict. On Wednesday, half of New Jersey's congressional delegation asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review the administration's scheme to see if it complies with federal law.
The six Democratic congressmen cosigned a letter to Holder, asking him to determine whether the $120 million payment the st ...
Apr 18, 2013, 3:25 pm - Lottery News forum
$1M NJ Powerball ticket to expire May 17
You may be a millionaire and not even know it.
Worse yet, you only have until May 17 to figure it out or lose the prize, according to New Jersey Lottery officials.
In a press release Wednesday, lottery officials said a winning $1 million ticket sold in South Brunswick Township, New Jersey, from the May 16, 2012 Powerball drawing has not yet been claimed.
A $1 million ticket was sold at the Stop Shop store #818 at Summefield Boulevard and Route 522 in the Dayton section of South Brunswic ...
Apr 6, 2013, 5:01 am - Lottery News forum
$338M NJ Powerball winner pays child support owed
The New Jersey deli owner who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot last week sliced off a piece of his prize to pay nearly $30,000 in back child support yesterday.
Pedro Quezada, 44, appeared in Passaic County Family Court in Paterson, NJ, and cut a certified check for the payments, rounding the total up from the $29,490 he owed dating to 2009.
The jackpot's sole winner has five children ages 5 to 23. Three are minors, his attorney said.
In court, the newly minted multimillionaire sai ...
Apr 2, 2013, 4:04 pm - Lottery News forum
$338M NJ Powerball winner pledges to pay rent for his entire block
Powerball winner Pedro Quezada is hosting a rent party for his entire block.
A close friend of the newly minted megamillionaire said Quezada promised to temporarily cover the housing costs for residents in the Passaic, N.J., neighborhood that housed his bodega.
He said he's going to pay the rent for everybody here on this block for at least a month or two months, the friend said Saturday outside Quezada's Apple Deli Grocery. He's such a good guy.
Word of Quezada's magnanimous gesture ...
Mar 31, 2013, 3:11 pm - Lottery News forum