TRENTON, NJ - Short Hills resident George Ippolito had his dollar and a dream pay off after playing the same five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 for years, hitting the jackpot in April. He plans to put the $785,212 windfall towards his retirement, savings and for his family in the coming years.

Five years ago, Ippolito started playing: 04, 18, 23, 36 and 3 8 without fail. While he missed the initial drawing a phone call alerted him to the win, and he checked online to confirm the news, but it took time for the win to sink in completely,

Ippolito purchased at Welsh Farms Speedy Mart on 160 Mountain Ave., Springfield in Union County.