One Quick Pick was all it took. A mega-lucky Mega Millions ticket ordered on Jackpocket turned an otherwise normal day of playing for this born-and-raised Garden State-er into a day she and her family will never forget.
She’s a longtime lottery player but the pandemic made getting tickets tricky. “I wasn’t going to go pick up a ticket when you’re not supposed to be going anywhere. That’s why I was happy when the app came out and we were able to participate in New York.”
Ordering a ticket is easy, but she wasn’t sure about entering the Mega Millions drawing she would later get so lucky on. “It was kind of like 1 hour left to be able to [order] on the app and I thought, ‘You know, just get the ticket. It’s $2.’ I thought, if you win something, you win something. If you don’t, you don’t.”
And thanks to her winning attitude, and a little bit of luck (ok, a lot of luck), she won $1,000,000! “I thought my son had done something with the app and sent it to me as a prank. My son would do something like that!”
Her plans for the prize? “I’m planning to get a small house. I don’t need anything big…and I’ll be able to put some money away for each of my grandchildren for college. I won’t have to worry about money all of the time.”
Here’s to another big win for New York! 🎉 The 4/22 #MegaMillions drawing had a $1,000,000 second prize winning ticket sold in Fishkill, NY. #newyorklottery #pleaseplayresponsibly pic.twitter.com/gpHM2Q7zwi— New York Lottery (@newyorklottery) April 23, 2022
Congratulations to this New York Jackpocket player and all of her lucky family members, too! We love to see Mega Millions well spent.