Due to a new law, winners of the New Jersey Lottery have the right to remain anonymous. Just one month after the new law, a very lucky Mega Millions player
Won Mega Millions jackpot. He or she lives in New Jersey and has a chance that no other winners from this state had before: staying anonymous.
Winner saw the announcement on Facebook
The Mega Millions player was lucky enough to win the Jackpot and took home an incredible 202 million dollars! On February 12, 2020 the New Jersey Lottery announced that a ticket worth 202 million dollars had been sold in New Jersey. The player saw this announcement later that day on Facebook. The lucky winner then went to his or car to check the ticket.
Some well-needed advice
The winner was obviously completely in shock. After a while he or she managed to calm down. He or she got back to work and made a plan. The NJ Lottery held a press conference later that day. At the press conference, Carey gave some well-needed advice future winners: “We always tell people when you win – sign the back of that ticket right away. Then put it in a safe place, talk to an attorney, talk to a financial advisor, and come to us and claim that ticket.”
Help from a lawyer
The winner was still not sure what to do next. He or she watched the press conference live on Facebook and even took notes. That lucky player decided to sign the ticket and went to a lawyer. He confirmed the steps they should take to handle the amazing prize.
Bonus for the store that sold the winning ticket
The winning ticket was sold at Quick Stop Food Store in Edison, Middlesex County. Executive Director James Carey gave the Quick Stop Food Store a bonus commission of 30.000 dollars for for selling the winning ticket. And congratulations to the very lucky MegaMillions player from New Jersey!