By: Najla Alexander
NJ Lottery officials announced that one lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn, winning the $494,247 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Tuesday, October 31, drawing.
According to officials, the winning numbers were: 16, 33, 35, 39, and 44, and the XTRA number was: 02.
Lottery officials stated the retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for the winning ticket sold.
The winning -ticket was sold at Hackensack Rt 17 BP, 445 S. State Rt. 17, Hackensack in Bergen County, officials said.
"Congratulations to our very fortunate Jersey Cash 5 winner! We hope this incredible prize brings joy and happiness to the winner; we're already looking forward to awarding another jackpot prize!" said New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James Carey.