Million Dollar Replay grand prize winner from Lawrenceville, NJ, Hamilton Man wins 100K – MidJersey.News
$1,000,000 Ronald Demura Lawrenceville
$100,000 Christophe Croux hamilton
April 29, 2022
The New Jersey Lottery $1 Million Replay Grand Prize Draw took place today at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino where over $1,500,000 in prizes were awarded to our lucky players . Today’s first prize winner was Ronald Demura of Lawrenceville in Mercer County. The winner stood up in shock when his name was called out as New Jersey’s newest lottery millionaire. Fourteen other lottery players also received prizes ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 in the grand prize draw.
Throughout 2021, New Jersey Lottery players across the state submitted their non-winning instant tickets online for a second chance to win big prizes. Each quarter, 100 names were selected and received a prize of $250, as well as entry into today’s grand prize draw. 19 additional raffle prizes were awarded to Million Dollar Replay finalists attending the event today: seven $1,000 scratch-off drawings, seven $300 scratch-off drawings and five gift basket drawings (containing $200 scratch-off) and lottery gifts). In addition to these drawings, 16 prizes were drawn for the live raffles open to the public, including a gift basket and 15 scratch prizes of $200. Guests also enjoyed the photo booth and prize wheels which provided many more opportunities to win.
New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James Carey, who entered the draw, said, “I’m thrilled to be hosting our 11th annual Million Dollar Replay. After last year’s event went virtual due to the pandemic, we’re excited to be back in person. Being able to add the excitement of hitting a new millionaire makes it even better.
NJ101.5’s emcee Steve Trevelise entertained the audience with witty jokes and banter throughout the event as he interacted with guests and honorees. Host Lauren Berman conducted the semi-finalist draw with assistance from Lottery staff. The whole drawing process was done under the observation of Mercadien, PC Certified Public Accountants.
The excitement of winning was already in the air when, after host Lauren Berman drew attention to the big ride wheel located next to the stage. the big ride is New Jersey Lottery’s revolutionary new Scratch-Off that allows players to expand their play beyond the online paper ticket for a chance to spin a large mechanical wheel to win up to $300,000. Two players have won an opportunity to spin the wheel. Both contestants won $50,000 each. For more information on The Big Spin scratch ticket and jackpot, visit our website at: https://www.njlottery.com/en-us/scratch-offs/01728.html
Grand Prize Winner Story:
Ronald Demura is a regular lottery player, regularly playing at the same two retailers near his home. He came to the Million Dollar Replay hoping to win something and was shocked when his name was called out to win the million dollar prize. His wife and the rest of the room cheered as he made his way to the winners’ table. To say he was thrilled is an understatement. Ronald has been retired for a few years, enjoying life with his family. Now he will be able to pay for his house and hopefully his wife will be able to join him in retirement.
|$50,000||Richard San Andres||Full ownership|
|$10,000||Andrea Giedosh||pit man|
|$10,000||Dwayne Anglero||Crest Cream|
|$10,000||michelle sperber||beach wood|