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NJ man wins his second major lottery jackpot

May 1, 2019, 10:11 am

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A New Jersey man collected a $3 million lottery jackpot just two years after he won more than $730,000 from another game.

Eugene Martellio of Vineland has been playing New Jersey Lottery draw games and scratch-off tickets for many years. When the $3,000,000 CA$H OUT Scratch-Off game was launched, he purchased a few of the tickets for that game, but he didn't have much luck. This game appealed to him, though, and he decided to give it another try.

When he purchased the ticket, he felt like this, too, might not be a winner, so he just scratched off the barcode and used the counter scanner to see if it might be a winning ticket. When the scanner didn't show the results, he brought it to the clerk to check. She put on her eye glasses and could hardly believe what she saw — Eugene's ticket was a top-prize winner worth $3,000,000 — the first of the game's jackpots to be found.

Eugene Martellio was no stranger to winning with the New Jersey Lottery: this was his second jackpot win, but definitely his biggest yet. In 2017, he had won the Jersey Cash 5 April 18th jackpot worth $730,361.

Eugene said he had put much of his Jersey Cash 5 jackpot win into savings and he will do the same with the money from this $3,000,000 CA$H OUT Scratch-Off game win. He enjoys playing Lottery games and, now, he has his sights set on a third big win in three years for 2019 — perhaps Mega Millions or Powerball will be next.

Eugene's lucky $3,000,000 CA$H OUT ticket was purchased at Dante Car Wash on 2375 Dante Ave., Vineland in Cumberland County. Currently, two top prizes for the game are still available.

New Jersey Lottery players claimed more than $99.2 million in prizes playing scratch-off games in February.

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Posted: May 1, 2019, 11:04 am - IP Logged

Congratulations to Eugene Martellio!! Keep on dreaming and you could win MM & PB.

 New Jersey is definitely a lucky State to play the Lottery.Party

 "We are all in this together!" 

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    Simpsonville
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    Posted: May 1, 2019, 11:28 am - IP Logged

    Todd had just read about him several hours ago on NJ lotto website; saved me from sending you a story recommendation!

    Yes, congratulations to him.  Lucky fellow.

    Am going to play your lottery probably the 25th!

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      Posted: May 1, 2019, 11:52 am - IP Logged

      Whatta great win...AGAIN.... Outstanding job Eugene !! Thumbs Up

      Keep on scratchin !

      Integrity: There is just no substitute.

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        Simpsonville
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        Posted: May 1, 2019, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

        On a side note he's shooting for MM and or PB jackpots....both are palindromes this week!

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          Posted: May 1, 2019, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

          This makes total sense, it’s WAY TOO EASY to win any type of lottery in New Jersey.  I’m sure New Jersey residents are really sick and tired of winning all the time.

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            Posted: May 1, 2019, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

            This makes total sense, it’s WAY TOO EASY to win any type of lottery in New Jersey.  I’m sure New Jersey residents are really sick and tired of winning all the time.

            Isn't that why Todd quit playing? He ran out of ideas on how to invest the millions of dollars in wins. And then how many Corvettes can one man enjoy?

            "Do everything you can. Then, leave the rest to luck."

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              Posted: May 1, 2019, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

              Way to go and congrats to the winnerBanana Glad that clerk was honest!