“I don’t play often, but when I do, I make sure they
New Jersey man claims prize
When William Major was younger, he would watch his grandmother scratch her Lottery tickets. His memory of her playing Bingo scratch-offs is what led William to purchase a $150,000 winning Diamond Dazzler Bingo ticket last weekend.
“I don’t play often, but when I do, I make sure they are Bingo tickets,” said the 30-year-old New Jersey resident. William, who has been working for Denville Line Painting for more than 10 years, has recently been assigned to a job in Maryland.
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After revealing the big win, William looked over the ticket at least three additional times. He then asked his crew to take a look, too. Once the win was confirmed, he called his mother and his sisters with the news. “My mother still can’t sleep!”
When asked what he was going to do with his winnings, William told Lottery officials he planned to pay bills and save. “I’m still going to go to work everyday.”
The winning ticket was purchased at Essex Exxon, located at 2333 Eastern Blvd. in Essex. Many prizes still remain on the Diamond Dazzler Bingo scratch-off including three $150,000 top prizes and eight $10,000 prizes.