TRENTON, N.J. (CBS)—A New Jersey woman is now $500,000 richer after a quick lunch break lottery stop.
New Jersey Lottery officials say Kathleen is an avid Instant Games player and a big fan of the crossword scratch-off lottery tickets.
While on her lunch break, Kathleen made a quick visit to the Quick Chek in Morris County where she bought three $5 crossword scratch-offs. She won $25, officials say.
Pressing her luck– she then purchased two additional $5 crossword scratch-offs and won $30!
But her luck continued!
Kathleen then decided to purchase a $20 Mega Crossword ticket and she’s probably glad she did.
The $20 Mega Crossword scratch-off was the winning ticket to the top prize of $500,000.
Lottery official say Kathleen and her husband David will apply the winnings to some bills as well as their children’s college expenses.