Friday, February 28, 2014

New Jersey Woman Scoops Top Prize

A woman from Scotch Plains, New Jersey bought splashed out on a few scratch-off tickets earlier this month and became the first person to win the $1 million top prize offered by the New Jersey Lottery's  $150 Million Cash Spectacular game.

Sylvia Vasquez bought her winning ticket on February 11, from W's Freshmart on Route 22 East in Union and as soon as she realized she'd uncovered a small fortune she jumped in her car and sped to the lottery headquarters forty miles away in Lawrenceville.

"I never thought my dream would come true but today, we made it," Vasquez told lottery staff.

She now intends to start a college fund for her children and is considering buying a house.