Two Big New Jersey Lottery Winners in Ocean County
What's better than one person winning a big pile of money from the New Jersey Lottery? How about two.
And both of those winners are in Ocean County and both winning tickets were purchased at food stores.
Officials with the New Jersey Lottery say one lucky ticket matched all five numbers for this past Saturday night's Jersey Cash 5 drawing and someone is now $100,000 richer. The winning numbers for July 3rd were 11, 15, 16, 38, and 42 and the XTRA number was 05. That winning ticket was sold at Shop Rite of Manchester on Route 70 West in Manchester Township.
Meanwhile, one day earlier, three tickets matched all five numbers for the Jersey Cash 5 drawing on Friday, July 2nd. The jackpot then was over $841,000, which means each winner is walking away with a little more than $280,000. Those winning numbers were 02, 09, 11, 23, and 27 and the XTRA number was 02. One of the winning tickets was sold at the Singin gas station and mini-mart on Lakewood Road in Toms River. The other two were purchased at a Wawa in Lodi and a Wegman's store in Parsippany.
These most recent winners are keeping what appears to be a streak of winning tickets being sold at food stores going. Just last week, a winning $50,000 Powerball ticket was sold at Mia's Bodega on Ventnor Avenue in Atlantic City.