Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins lottery in New Jersey

Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins lottery in New Jersey Photo: KSTP/File

February 21, 2019 06:16 AM

A park ranger furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot.

The New Jersey Lottery on Wednesday announced Judith Smith had purchased the winning Dec. 17 Pick-6 ticket days before the shutdown closed the Fort Wadsworth recreation area in Staten Island, New York.

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