New Jersey grandmother of 10 planning Disney trip after winning $1 million in Powerball

A New Jersey woman plans to take her 10 grandchildren on a trip to Disney after winning $1 million playing the Powerball earlier this month.

The unnamed 50-year-old Gloucester County woman matched the five white balls in the April 15 drawing playing on Jackpocket app, the company announced on Tuesday.

“I was laying down in bed and I had a feeling to play,” the woman told Jackpocket. “I picked up my phone and opened up the Jackpocket app and saw I had $4 in there so I [got] 2 tickets.”

An unnamed Gloucester County woman won $1 million in the April 15, 2023 Powerball drawing.
An unnamed Gloucester County woman won $1 million in the April 15, 2023 Powerball drawing.

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Later she woke up at 3 a.m. and read an email telling her she was a millionaire.

"I didn't believe it at first,” she said. “But when I realized it was for real, I was pretty happy!"

Unable to go back to sleep, the grandmother paced around her place until 7 a.m. when she called a friend to share the news.

The woman said she plans to spoil her grandchildren, the youngest turns 2 in May, with her new-found wealth.

The winning numbers in the April 15, 2023 Powerball drawing were: 1 - 33 - 34 - 56 - 59 and Powerball 18. The Powerplay was 3x.

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In New Jersey, winners have the option of remaining anonymous under 2020 law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. The law’s intention is to protect winners from being targeted. Under the previous law, winners of prizes over $600 had to disclose their name and address to the state and could be used for publicity.

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Jackpot is an online app to play lottery games. It is available in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.

To date, nine New Jersey lottery players have won million-dollar prizes via Jackpocket, the company stated.

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