Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bloomfield Man Replaces his Cigarettes with a Lottery Win

A Bloomfield man who quit smoking, and spent the money on lottery tickets instead, wore a winning smile earlier this month when his new habit rewarded him with a large lottery prize.

Daniel Shelton, 31, began buying tickets so that his hands would have something to do when he finally stopped smoking, and all that scratching has already paid off for him in a big way. Shelton's healthier lifestyle rewarded him with a wealthier lifestyle when he won $500 a week, for life, on a New Jersey Lottery scratch card.

Shelton's ticket was one of 13,320,000 produced by the New Jersey Lottery for a game that started on September 30, 2013.