New Jersey Lottery Announces Million Dollar Replay’s $1,000,000 Man
Million Dollar Replay Semi-Finalists Attended Grand Prize Drawing
TRENTON (Mar. 8, 2019) – New Jersey Lottery's Million Dollar Replay Grand Prize Drawing was held today at Asbury Park Convention Hall, where more than $1,500,000 in prizes were awarded to contest semi-finalists. Today's top prize winner was Sal Farino of Clifton in Passaic County. The winner was present at the event as his name was called out as New Jersey Lottery's newest millionaire. Fourteen other Lottery players also received prizes ranging from $100,000 to $10,000 as part of the Grand Prize Drawing.
Throughout 2018, New Jersey Lottery players all over the state submitted their non-winning instant tickets online for a second chance to win big prizes. Each quarter, 100 names were selected and awarded a $250 prize, as well as entry into today's Grand Prize Drawing. Fifteen prizes were awarded, along with seven $1,000 door prizes and eight gift baskets. Guests also enjoyed a faux-money cash grab booth with opportunities to win more prizes.
New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director James Carey welcomed guests and assisted in the drawing. "New Jersey Lottery has held the Million Dollar Replay for eight years now, providing our players second chances to win big cash prizes with previously non-winning tickets."
Lauren Berman, Lottery Host, conducted the drawing for the semi-finalists with the help of Lottery staff. Master of Ceremonies Steve Trevelise of NJ101.5 brought the additional entertainment this year throughout the event by interacting with the guests and prizewinners. The drawing was conducted under the observation of Mercadien, P.C. Certified Public Accountants until the official results were achieved and the 15 finalists were selected.
Million Dollar Replay's $1,000,000 winner, Sal Farino, watched his wife, Debby, jump with joy as his name was called at the event today. The Farinos are very thankful in this moment, but Sal says the greatest relief is the comfort this will bring him in his recent retirement. After working 45 years, the decision to retire was a difficult one, but he said the timing was right. Today's win couldn't have come at a better time!
When asked if they had any plans for their big prize, Sal and Debby said they had joked about buying a new RV if they won, but it might not be a joke anymore! They have plans to travel and enjoy retirement. Congratulations again to Sal an Debby Farino of Clifton!
|2018 Million Dollar Replay Grand Prize Winners|
|$1,000,000||Sal Farino||Clifton, NJ|
|$100,000||Carol Hydock||Bound Brook, NJ|
|$100,000||Kathleen Vandam||Oceanport, NJ|
|$50,000||Stewart Ahern||Whitehouse Station, NJ|
|$50,000||Paula Demarco||West Orange, NJ|
|$50,000||Joseph Kozic||Navesink, NJ|
|$25,000||Adele Tobie||Southampton, NJ|
|$25,000||Tyna Brailsford||Plainfield, NJ|
|$25,000||Erwin Killip||Englewood, NJ|
|$25,000||Adelina Gapac||Edison, NJ|
|$10,000||Bette Kiernan||Oakhurst, NJ|
|$10,000||James Grabowski||Howell, NJ|
|$10,000||Dirk Bruyn||Millstone Township, NJ|
|$10,000||Sukaina Ali||Bridgewater, NJ|
Event photos available upon request. Event video: https://livestream.com/newjerseylotto/MDR2019