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Woman finds winning lottery ticket while searching for documents to prepare her taxes

By Mason White 2:59 PM July 11, 2016
Yokasta Boyer 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman in New Jersey, is very happy with her decision to collect all her documents before filing taxes as she found a winning lottery ticket that was about to expire.

Yokasta Boyer of Clifton, has a full-time job and then goes to a second part-time one, leaving little time to keep up with housework.

During tax season, she knew she needed to invest some time at home to get her paperwork in order to file her income tax forms.

While organizing documents, and sifting through and reading papers, Boyer found a Jersey Cash 5 lottery ticket. She decided to take a break from the chores and check the ticket numbers on the Lottery website.

She couldn’t believe what she saw. She asked her brother to check the numbers for her. He confirmed that the $472,271 winning ticket from last year, drawing belonged to her.

Boyer filed her claim last month. Since that ticket would have expired two weeks later, she found it just in time. Boyer does not have any definite plans for the money other than to pay off her existing debts.

She said that she works 60 hours a week. She hopes to be able to work less, and have more time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family.

Boyer purchased her winning ticket at the Quick Mart, which is located at 155 Lakeview Avenue.