One evening in January, Cathy was sitting at the dinner table with her family when she made a bold prediction.
"I said, 'I just want you all to know I'll be winning the Jersey Cash 5, so be prepared.' And they're like, 'Yeah, okay mom.'"
A couple days later, Cathy announced to her family that her prediction came true. She had just scored a whopping $201,272 playing Jersey Cash 5 on the Jackpocket lottery app. She plans to send her daughters to college, take care of her father and, of course, treat herself—as a Jersey Cash 5 Queen should!
A Normal Day
Before starting on Jackpocket about a year ago, Cathy wasn’t a very big lotto player…
“I’d play just once in a while when there was a big jackpot, I'd buy a ticket or two. But it was so easy to use Jackpocket. I became a lottery player.”
Her lucky day started off just like any other day, by checking the results of her favorite game.
“I always check the numbers while my coffee's brewing. So I go on to look and I say, ‘Oh, somebody won the Jersey Cash 5.'
It took a few minutes for Cathy to register that not only was there a top prize winner – but that winner was her!
And then when I scrolled over to reorder my numbers, I saw it said, ‘BIG WINNER’. And I was like, ‘What?’
So I clicked on it and I was like, ‘No, this can't be right!’ I was really shocked—didn't believe it for probably about a good 20 minutes.”
When the reality that she won over $200K finally set in, Cathy ran to tell her husband (who was still in bed). His initial reaction was that his wife must be pranking him.
“I went up and I was like, ‘Are you awake?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, what's the matter?’ I said, ‘I just won the Jersey Cash 5!’ He was like, ‘You're joking.’
So I showed him and he's like, ‘You made that up on the computer.’ He didn't believe me! And I was like, ‘No, I swear to God, look.’
And I went through Jackpocket to show him how it works and he was like, ‘Oh. My. God.’”
Cathy’s youngest daughter was also still in bed, but the six-figure news couldn't wait.
“She was like, ‘Oh, I thought you were going to tell me school was canceled.’ I'm like, ‘Lottery or school being canceled? I don't know—I prefer mine!’”
Plans for the Future
With two college-bound daughters, Cathy told us the timing of this win couldn’t have been better.
“Needless to say, that money is going to their schooling. It definitely is a weight off my shoulders. It came at a really good time.”
But she won’t forget to enjoy some of her winnings herself.
“I think mom might have to take a little bit out! I haven't decided what I'll spend it on yet, but I would like to take a little out for myself, yeah.”
Congratulations to this well-deserving New Jersey winner!
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