The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at the Wesco gas station, located at 1025 East Pontaluna Road in Spring Lake.
“When I scratched the ticket off and saw it was a $1 million winner, I screamed: ‘This can’t be real!’” said the 45-year-old player. “You dream of winning, but to see that $1 million dream come true is something else.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He chose to accept his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, the player plans to invest in his business.
Players have won more than $43 million playing 50X The Cash, which launched in January 2019. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $13 million in prizes remain, including one $1 million prize, 26 $10,000 prizes, and 144 $1,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.
In 2019, Lottery players won more than $1.2 billion playing instant games.