STOP & SHOP
Mario Scarnici, a long time lottery fan in his 70s, chose to play Powerball at a Stop & Shop store in South Brunswick. He had been buying Powerball tickets there for years and told lottery officials “I go into the store and buy a newspaper and lottery tickets”. The shop benefited from $30,000 commission for selling a Powerball lottery jackpot winning ticket, and donated it to a local charity. A night manager at the Stop & Shop, said the winning ticket has been great for business and that employees are thrilled that the Powerball lottery winner from New Jersey came forward to claim his prize. “We were happy first of all that we sold it,” Jose Perez said in an interview. “We sold a ticket before but nobody claimed it.”
Selling a winning ticket is great business for shops, with another example of a healthy reward being the $50,000 that Bridgeton Mobil were rewarded for selling $96.5 million winners John and Susan Brands their ticket in March 2014.