No jackpot yet – but $1 million Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey

It was sold at Quick Stop on Inman Avenue in Edison. It comes just three weeks after the store sold another winning ticket worth $3 million.

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Nov 6, 2022, 10:33 AM

Updated 615 days ago

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A $1 million Powerball lottery ticket was sold in New Jersey as the jackpot swelled to almost $2 billion.
It was sold at Quick Stop on Inman Avenue in Edison. It comes just three weeks after the store sold another winning ticket worth $3 million.
The record-setting Powerball jackpot grew to an even larger $1.9 billion after no one won Saturday night's drawing. The $1 million winning ticket had five matching numbers. Sixteen other New Jersey tickets won prizes between $50,000 to $150,000.
People who live in the area came out Sunday afternoon with hopes that this next drawing will be their turn to win some big money.
"My dad used to play here all the time and he never won, so I'm really happy that actually someone won this time," said resident Terri Brown.
Brown's father didn't hit it big at the Quick Stop in Edison, but several other people have.
Three weeks ago, someone won $3 million at the convenient store from a scratch off.
A year and a half ago, another person won $202 million from a Mega Million ticket sold at the same location.
And though no one won the Powerball jackpot on Saturday night, someone managed to match 5 of the numbers for $1 million prize.
Kavita Patel, the store manager hopes the good luck keeps on coming.
"I feel very good and I'm proud for that. I wish [for] the big one. It still can be here, too," Patel said.
Residents who live near the Quick Stop and play the lottery there regularly filed in all throughout the afternoon, all with the hope to be the owner of that $1 million ticket or maybe win the next big prize.
"I'm hoping that I can actually win the lottery and retire and take care of my entire family, and just be happy more than anything else in life," said Marvin Felder, of Plainfield.
The Quick Stop regular shoppers hope Monday night's drawing will be their turn.
"Yeah, this is my go-to spot. It's lucky, so I'm staying here," said resident Tim Whitney.
If someone wins Monday's drawing, and they're able to collect a lump sum, they stand to take home $929.1 million.
The odds of anyone winning Monday's drawing are 1 in 292.2 million. Those odds are the contributing factor to the three-month long streak without anyone matching all six numbers. But if history repeats itself at the Edison convenient store, shoppers want to be ready, and that means they have to be in it to win it.
"I think every time I stop here, I want to buy a ticket too," said resident Oogandhavalli Srinivas.
Patel said the winner came into the store Sunday afternoon, but only had a picture of her winning ticket. She must come back with the hard copy before she can begin the process of claiming her money.


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