When Linden resident Lacey Katona purchased a $5 million Cash Extravaganza ticket at the Krauszer’s store on South Wood Avenue, she had no idea she would be setting a state record. But that is exactly what happened when she became the first $5 million winner of the game – it was the highest instant ticket jackpot ever won in New Jersey.
She received her winnings at the store she purchased her tickets from. Store owner Apexaben Patel expressed happiness someone who bought from her store won. She is even more happy that she earned a $30,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.