Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

An attorney who works at the Gateway Plaza in Newark is the holder of the $2 million Powerball ticket for Wednesday’s drawing sold in New Jersey, according to a report.

Television cameras were waiting when Jessica Macarone went to the News Day newsstand in the lobby of the office complex to check her ticket, WABC-7 reported.

Macarone, a South Bound Brook resident, didn’t know she held one of seven tickets sold across the country to match five numbers but not the Powerball.

She spent an extra $1 to exercise the Powerplay option, doubling her winnings from $1 million to $2 million.

Macarone told WABC-7 her father and uncle died in the past year and that her mother was not doing well, either.

She said she once won a few hundred dollars playing the lottery and usually buys a few tickets when the jackpot gets large.

Macarone is an associate at McCarter & English, according to the law firm’s web page.

A ticket sold in Lafaytte, Ind. matched five numbers as well as the Powerball and is worth $435.3 million, the 10th largest lottery prize in the United States.

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