Fortune Cookie Predicts Big Jersey Jackpot
Local Player Used the App Jackpocket to Order Tickets Online
TRENTON (Sept. 23, 2020) – The fortune cookie called it two days early – “You will win big.” The New Jersey man thought nothing of it as he finished a meal with his family last Thursday night. The family was celebrating some recent news and enjoying dinner before opening the insightful fortune cookie. Over dinner, the family man brought up how he had recently been playing NJ Lottery games using the Jackpocket app on his phone, but the family was largely uninterested.
The fortune was dismissed as soon as the plates were cleared, and life went on for the Jersey family. The following Saturday, the lucky player decided to get in on that evening’s Jersey Cash 5 drawing, submitting his order through Jackpocket just three minutes before betting closed for the evening.
Around 11:30 that night, his phone beeped and lit up. A new text, email, and notification from Jackpocket all waited for him on his phone showing the same message – “You won big!” He called some family members to the couch and opened the email with them at this side to see the good news first-hand. His Jersey Cash 5 ticket had just matched all five out of the five numbers drawn winning the jackpot of $200,959!
Our lucky player and his family were excited, but wary and double-checked to make sure that they had won. The player pulled up the image of his ticket in the app and asked his son to check the winning numbers, confirming just moments later that he had the winning ticket! It was then that his son remembered the fortune from just two nights prior and they realized that it was true.
The new jackpot winner retrieved the original ticket from Jackpocket and arrived Tuesday at Lottery Headquarters to claim his prize. When asked if he had any specific plans for the prize money, the lucky winner mentioned they are saving most of it in the bank for a rainy day, but may purchase a generator for the house.