Imagine running into a store to buy a candy bar or a pack of gum and while you are there, you decide to buy a lottery ticket for a couple of bucks.

And now you can buy thousands and thousands of candy bars because that lottery ticket just scored you $2 million.

Come with me
And you'll be
In a world of
Pure imagination...

Willy Wonka we're not, but officials with the New Jersey Lottery said one Powerball ticket matched all five white balls drawn for the Monday night, August 28th, drawing winning.

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What would have been a $1 million prize was doubled to $2 million since that ticket was purchased with the Power Play option.

Lucky numbers

The winning numbers were 04, 06, 25, 55, and 68. The red Power Ball number was 26 and the Power Play was 2X.

How sweet it is

The winning ticket was sold at Gary’s Sweet Shoppe on West Side Ave. in Jersey City.

Gary’s Sweet Shoppe on West Side Ave. in Jersey City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Gary’s Sweet Shoppe on West Side Ave. in Jersey City NJ - Photo: Google Maps

With no big winner, the Powerball jackpot now stands at $386 million for Wednesday night's drawing.

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As of June, a federal appeals court granted the state attorney general's request to keep part of the law that bars people from carrying handguns in “sensitive places” in effect. The decision means handguns cannot be carried in places such as zoos, public parks, public libraries and museums, bars, and health care facilities. The law bars handguns from being carried in those places as well as schools and child care facilities. The lower court's May injunction did not specify those locations, and the appeals court also didn't remove the prohibition in those places.

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