Ocean County Man Wins $2 Million In NJ Lottery Scratch-Off Game

(Courtesy New Jersey Lottery)
(Courtesy New Jersey Lottery)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – A Seaside Heights man won $2 million in a lottery scratch-off game in May.

Andrew Diaz purchased his winning scratch-off at the Wawa on Route 9 in Bayville. He played the $90 million Platinum Payout Scratch-Off in May, having purchased two tickets.

His first ticket was a dud. But the second one was a winner.

He shared the news with his brother, who at first didn’t believe him. But they drove to the New Jersey Lottery headquarters to validate the win.

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“This is a life-changer,” he said. “Besides my children being born, this is the second-best feeling ever.”

Diaz told New Jersey Lottery officials that he plans to invest some of the winnings and put aside some for his children. He may purchase a larger home or get a new car.