NEW JERSEY– Someone in New Jersey bought a lottery game ticket back in February, and it might have been the best choice of their life.
Depending on who you ask, the second best decision of their life might be keeping their good fortune anonymous.
According to lotto authorities, a New Jersey lottery game gamer struck the Mega Millions Jackpot and claimed their $202 million payouts on Feb. 11. Thanks to a law passed in the state in January, that person had the choice to keep themselves anonymous.
Here's what we do know about the Garden State's secret winner.
According to lotto officials, the unnamed gamer first saw the news that a state gamer had won while on Facebook at work. They went to their automobile, examined their ticket, and discovered that they were the individual who won.
In some way, according to authorities, this individual had the ability to compose themselves and return to work after discovering they ‘d simply won over $200 million.
The ticket was cost Quick Stop Food Store in Edison, 940 Inman Ave., where New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James Carey held an interview and presented the shop with a $30,000 commission check.
“We constantly tell people when you win– sign the back of that ticket right now. Then put it in a safe location, speak with a lawyer, talk to a monetary advisor, and concern us and claim that ticket,” Carey stated at journalism conference.
According to lotto authorities, the winner was listening, and bearing in mind. Officials say the winner signed the back of her ticket and went to a legal representative to confirm next steps.
So what do we know? One New Jersey local is $200 million richer, which's their service, not yours.
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