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Winner multiplies her dreams, turning $1 million into $4 million

Joanne R.

Drawing Date: 12/1/2017

February 14, 2018 - Joanne R. of Bayonne, N.J., always has her eyes on the big prizes when she plays her favorite Lottery games, Powerball, Mega Millions, and Pick-6. When Joanne went to purchase her tickets for the Friday, December 1, Mega Millions drawing, she decided to try out the Megaplier multiplier option. Joanne doesn’t usually play the Megaplier, but on this day she decided to give it a try. Her decision definitely paid off.

The next morning, Joanne woke up early and checked her tickets during her morning routine. When she saw that her Mega Millions ticket matched five out of five, her heart started pounding as she welled up with excitement. She knew right away that she was holding onto a $1,000,000 winning ticket. After reviewing the ticket again, she remembered she opted for the Megaplier option, multiplying her $1,000,000 prize to an incredible $4,000,000!

Joanne spent the rest of the morning running around the house waking up her family and having them double check the numbers for her. Her two sons were not happy being awakened so early, but they quickly changed their attitudes when they saw why she was so excited. Joanne signed her ticket and brought it back to where she purchased it, Quick Chek #095, 260 Broadway #280 in Bayonne, to confirm that she had the right numbers.

When asked what she will do with the prize, Joanne said that first priority is paying off any current debts. After that, she plans to buy the Mercedes that she always dreamed about. Congratulations to Joanne and her family!