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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. 

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