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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