Meet the victor of $533 million Mega Millions jackpot in New Jersey

Meet the victor of $533 million Mega Millions jackpot in New Jersey

Meet the victor of $533 million Mega Millions jackpot in New Jersey

He said he first misread his chosen numbers on the lottery ticket, and only realized he won after looking at the numbers a second time. It's not only life changing money for me but it's life changing for others. "We're going to try to do some good things with that".

Wahl, a production manager at a food-service company who only moved in July to New Jersey from MI with his family, said he would use a financial team to help decide how to dole the money out between his family, friends and others.

"For us, we believe God has a plan", Walh said. "And I wasn't ready to share with her yet, so I told her, 'Absolutely not, mother'". If he could have stayed private, he would have, Wahl said, but New Jersey doesn't allow that.

But he's also got some ideas for himself, like a vacation, rebuilding a 1960s Corvette and, hopefully retiring from his job.

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. The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 303 million.

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It sold at a Lukoil Gas Station mini-mart in the city of Riverdale.

He said he went back to the Lukoil to fuel up after he won but before he came forward.

He declined to talk about his family or go into details about where they might go or if they'd move. He said he was getting on a flight Friday night, but wouldn't say where he was going.

So how does Wahl plan to spend the multi-million dollar prize? He said his wife was from Mexico.

Wahl said he chose to take the cash option rather than yearly annuity payments and will end up with about $175 million after taxes, NorthJersey.com reported. Wahl's win was the fourth-biggest in the game's history.

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