A 51-year-old customer service representative from Newark recently purchased a $10 CELEBRATING 45 YEARS Instant Game ticket from her local Wawa #868 on Route 4 in Newark. The woman couldn’t believe what she saw after scratching the play area. She had become the game’s first $45,000 top prize winner.
The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she started playing the Lottery over 30 years ago. She usually purchases multiple tickets at a time and likes to play later in the evenings. The woman was thrilled when the single Instant Game ticket she selected during this particular visit turned out to be a $45,000 winner.
“I’ve won smaller prizes, plus $1,000 and $10,000 playing Instant Games in the past, but never this much. It was such a thrilling surprise,” said the woman. “I called my coworker right away to share the good news.”
When asked what she was planning to do with the winnings, the woman said she will put it towards paying some bills and helping her family.
The woman claimed her prize from Lottery Headquarters on April 15, 2021.