HAMILTON, NJ -- Christina Serrano is not a steady New Jersey Lottery player. She only plays scratch-offs for fun. On her way into work, Christina stopped by her local quick stop retail store to pick up a few things. While paying for her items, the bright pink color of the Lucky Times 20 Scratch-Off ticket caught her eyes.
She bought two tickets and while at work decided to check to see if she had any winning tickets on her phone. Christina scratched the first ticket no luck, but was ecstatic and in disbelief to find out that the last one was worth a whopping $200,000 according to New Jersey Lottery officials.
This was her very first big win.
The first thing Christina did was to call her sister and tell her the wonderful news. Her sister did not believe it until she saw the ticket for herself. The next morning Christina made her way down to Lottery Headquarters to validate her ticket. She told Lottery officials she couldn’t sleep that night because she was still in shock.
"I will play again if a ticket catches my eyes," said Serrano who plans to buy a house and invest the rest.
Serrano bought her lucky winning ticket at the New Jersey Lottery retailer -- Speedy Mart Food Store, 197 Scotch Rd. Plaza in Ewing.
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