Retired union worker wins $5 million from scratch-off ticket

EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lottery officials say a retired union worker won $5 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket.

Officials say Robert Stewart bought the ticket in his hometown of Edgewater in August and scratched off the winning combination at the store’s counter. reports Stewart, a former pile driver, says he plans to invest the money and to help his family with expenses.

Stewart may receive the $5 million in 25 annual installments of $200,000 or take the $3.625 million cash option. It was not disclosed which option he chose. He says he is a regular lottery player and previously won about $2,500.


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