$553 Million jackpot victor identified

$553 Million jackpot victor identified

"Actually the weird thing is my mom actually called me before I wanted to tell her and told me 'I heard somebody in New Jersey won the lottery, was it you?'" Wahl said.

Richard Wahl, 47, has been announced as the victor of the Mega Millions lottery.

New Jersey lottery officials on Friday revealed the victor of a $533 million Mega Millions jackpot.

The ticket was sold at the Lukoil gas station in Riverdale. "Family, friends, people in need so we are going to try and do some good things with it".

The payout is the largest single lottery win claimed in the state and the fourth-largest payout in Mega Millions history.

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Wahl moved to New Jersey from MI in July for work and says one of his dreams is to restore a 1963 Corvette. But then he remembered there's a sixth number, the gold Mega Ball, for which a 1 was drawn.

They checked the numbers "at least 15 times", Wahl said, hugging and crying together over their good fortune, ABC 7 reported.

"Hearty congratulations to New Jersey for their big Mega Millions win", Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director, said in a statement after the drawing.

After state and federal taxes, he was expected to take home roughly $175 million.

"For us, we believe God has a plan", Walh said. "It's not only life-changing money for me, but I want it to be life-changing money for others".

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