Check those numbers, and fast!

With crazy inflation and high gas prices, now would be a really good time to win the lottery.  That dream is about to come true for one lucky person who bought a lottery ticket in Forked River.

The lucky winner will walk away with half of an $864,760 Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot, according to the New Jersey Lottery's website, since there was another prize winner from Welsh Farms in Edison, pictured below.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps


If math isn't your strong suit (like me) that comes out to $432,380 per winner, before taxes of course!  Which is still a pretty penny, especially in this economy.

Both winners matched all numbers on the ticket (what are the odds of that?) which, per NJ Lottery were:

08, 16, 25, 27, 39, and an XTRA number of 02.

With that kind of cash, you could fill up your gas tank with over 90,000 gallons of gas, put a down payment on a house, pay off your mortgage - I could go on and on. I also have a feeling that the winners will suddenly run into "long-lost friends and family members" looking for a couple of bucks.

You're probably wondering where the winning ticket was purchased. What if I told you it was somewhere you most likely stop at frequently (I know I've been there)!

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

The lucky store was Wawa #988 at 800 Lacey Road in Forked River!  Can you believe it?

With that news, I wouldn't be surprised if you add a Wawa stop on your commute to work.

Congratulations to the lucky winner!

maybe they'll put a down payment on this waterfront NJ mansion

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