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TRENTON (Dec. 9, 2019) – Julius B. of Little Silver, a retired veteran helicopter pilot in the Korean War, is a regular lottery player. Julius is no stranger to lottery prizes, having claimed a Jersey Cash 5 jackpot prize approximately ten years ago. November 27, the day before Thanksgiving, he stopped by his local retailer and picked up some tickets for that evening’s Powerball drawing, opting for the Power Play feature on his tickets. Later that holiday weekend, he scanned his tickets at the retail counter. The scanner display surprised him with good news – his ticket was a winner and needed a claim form.

Julius’ Powerball ticket for the Wednesday, November 27, drawing matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball for a base prize of $50,000. His decision to add Power Play paid off as his prize was doubled to $100,000! The retailer joked to him, “I don’t think we have enough cash for you here!”

“I was shocked,” Julius said, admitting he was initially confused about the win before coming to terms with the good news. By the time he arrived home, his wife started to ask what took him so long at the store, but he quickly handed her the ticket and claim form. “Look, you will see,” he told her with a smile.

Julius mentioned some short-term plans for his prize winnings, including paying off some credit cards and taking a trip to London. Afterwards, he plans to invest the rest of the winnings.

The retailer that sold the winning ticket was Little Silver Family Pharmacy, 10 Church St., Little Silver in Monmouth County. There were two tickets worth $100,000 sold for the November 27 Powerball drawing at this store. The winning numbers for the drawing were: 15, 26, 37, 53 and 55. The Red Power Ball number was 21, and the Multiplier number was 02.