Winner Of $533 Million Mega Millions Jackpot To Claim Prize

Marcus Newton
April 14, 2018

Wahl said he went to station the day of the bonus check presentation for gas but immediately left and drove to lottery headquarters to present his ticket.

"I was like, 'I won four dollars!'" he said at the news conference, as attendees laughed.

He said he's not regular lottery player, but chose to play after talking to a coworker about how they'd retire if they won.

Wahl told reporters he checked the numbers on the ticket with his wife more than a dozen times as they tried to come to terms with the fact that they were New Jersey's newest multimillionaires.

Wahl said he recently moved to New Jersey for a job.

The winning ticket is worth $533 million, the largest single jackpot winning ticket ever sold in New Jersey, and the fourth largest in Mega Millions history.

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As Wahl checked his ticket during the Mega Millions drawing on March 30, he saw that the first five "easy pick" numbers matched the ones drawn and he was elated.

The 47-year-old said he believes that God has a plan, "so for us the plan is to do a lot of good things for with it". Wahl added that they plan to help out family members, some friends and donate money to those in need. He plans stay at his job to help with the transition for a bit and then he says he will officially retire. "I walked upstairs and told my wife 'baby, we get to go on vacation". "We're a humble family". The Mega Ball was 1. He said some of the newfound fortune will go to his mother, who is now surviving on a reduced income, and also to his wife's family, who live in Mexico. He chose to buy the tickets and a coke at the gas station with the $22 he had in his wallet.

He declined to talk about his family, refusing to say whether he had kids.

Daniel Mahler, a certified public accountant with Gisler & Mahler in Bloomingdale, said the victor is going to have to get used to saying, "no".

Since he selected the income solution over the annuity, Wahl will acquire just £324.6 million, which nj Lottery officials estimated will leave him having an internet of about $221 million later federal and state taxation. We'll be working with our financial team to make sure those things happen.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states and Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. That is now the eighth-highest win in the game's history.

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