NJ lottery : Scotch Plains woman wins $1M !
A Scotch Plains woman bought $22 worth of instant lottery tickets but only had to scratch off one to win $1 million.
Sylvia Vasquez´s lucky moment came after purchasing the tickets for the New Jersey Lottery´s $150 Million Cash Spectacular earlier this month.
She uncovered the first of 10 $1 million winning tickets, state lottery officials said.
Vasquez, who bought the ticket Feb. 11 at W´s Freshmart on Route 22 east in Union, said she drove directly to lottery headquarters in Lawrenceville after discovering she was a big winner.
"I never thought my dream would come true but today, we made it," Vasquez told lottery officials.
She said she and her husband Sergio will start a college fund for her children, give some to her parents and possibly purchase a house. Vasquez didn´t reveal her age or occupation to lottery officials.
Each of the 21,000,000 tickets in circulation costs $10 and gives a buyer a roughly one in four chance of winning something. According to lottery officials there are 2,100,000 tickets of $10; 1,400,000 of $20; 700,000 of $25; 700,000 of $40; 700,000 of $50; 126,000 of $100; 24,710 of $200; 3,360 of $500; 1,050 of $1,000; 140 of $2,500; 32 of $10,000 and 10 of $1,000,000.
Source : nj