HACKENSACK, NJ –An Essex Street liquor store sold the winning ticket for Saturday’s $1.6 million Jersey Cash 5 drawing – one of the largest jackpot of the year, according to lottery officials.
The lucky ticket, which was sold at Essex Street Liquors & Wines, 216 Essex Street, matched all five numbers drawn on Saturday evening, which were 05, 16, 26,29 and 34 and the XTRA number 03.
“We are thrilled that the winning jackpot ticket was sold at Essex Street Liquors & Wines. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for selling the winning ticket,” Acting Executive Director James Carey said. “Overnight, they have become one more ‘lucky location’ for the very fortunate lottery winner.”
Altogether, 1,152,546 tickets were sold for Saturday’s drawing, according to lottery officials.
This marks the second $1 million-winning ticket sold in Bergen County this month after a Mega Millions lottery ticket was purchased in Mahwah.