Contact Us
Cresskill-Closter Daily Voice serves Closter, Cresskill & Demarest
Return to your home site

Menu

Cresskill-Closter Daily Voice serves Closter, Cresskill & Demarest

Nearby Towns

  • Northern Valley
    serves Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan & Rockleigh
  • Englewood
    serves Alpine, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs & Tenafly
  • Bergenfield
    serves Bergenfield, Dumont & New Milford
Breaking News: UPDATE: 'Not A School Shooting,' Prosecutor Says After Teen Is Grazed In Brick
News

TWICE IS NICE: Newark Man Wins Big Jackpot With Scratch-Off -- Again

Freddie R. with a ceremonial check for his big win in 2017. He won big again playing scratch-offs last month
Freddie R. with a ceremonial check for his big win in 2017. He won big again playing scratch-offs last month Photo Credit: NJ Lottery

A Newark man told state lottery officials he would keep playing scratch-offs even after he won millions -- and he's as good as his word.

In July 2017, "Freddie R." won $2 million on a Platinum Diamond Scratch-Off.

Still playing scratch-offs, he changed his usual game to Crossword, which offers a $250,000 jackpot. Using the NJ Lottery app on his phone, he checked the barcode on the first of his last two tickets and discovered he won $50.

But the best was saved for last: his final ticket hit for the $250,000 jackpot.

He bought the ticket at C-Town Supermarket, 910 18th Ave. in Newark last month.

Freddie told lottery officials he had originally planned to retire but now plans to keep working a while longer and banking his winnings.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Cresskill-Closter Daily Voice!

Serves Closter, Cresskill & Demarest

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Cresskill-Closter Daily Voice!

Serves Closter, Cresskill & Demarest

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.