SOUTH HACKENSACK, NJ – A South Hackensack restaurant owner made New Jersey Lottery history when he became the first player to triple his winnings in the Quick Draw game.
While waiting for customers on May 11 at his family's restaurant, Bergen Brick Oven Bar & Grill, Nicholas Schilt was playing a few rounds of Quick Draw, something he usually does when the bar isn't too busy, according to a press release issued by New Jersey Lottery.
Quick Draw, a keno-style game that launched in July 2017, is a type of lottery where winning numbers are electronically drawn and then displayed on a screen installed at locations where tickets are sold.
That evening, he purchased a ten-spot wager with an add-on for five consecutive drawings and wound up winning $100,000, according to New Jersey Lottery. Schilt, a Waldwick resident, tripled his win after selecting the "Bullseye" number, which leads to an even bigger prize.
Schilt and his wife plan to put the money towards home renovation projects over the next few years, according to the press release.