Mystery Mega Millions victor claims $533M jackpot: 'It's life-changing money'

Winner Of $533 Million Mega Millions Jackpot To Claim Prize

Richard Wahl- who just moved to The Garden State last year from MI last year - will take home a lump sum payout of $324 million, according to NBC New York. It was just the fourth time the jackpot has surpassed the $500 million mark, lottery officials have said.

New Jersey Lottery officials quickly called a news conference for their superstar at Lottery Headquarters Friday a day after he came forward.

Wahl, 47, scored the $533 million Mega Millions prize with a sole ticket he said he made a decision to buy, alongside a diet Coke, with the $22 he had in his pocket while stopping at a Lukoil gas station in Riverdale, New Jersey, on March 29.

Lottery officials presented a $30,000 bonus check to the Lukoil mini-mart in Riverdale on April 2 where the winning ticket was sold. The owner of the station won $30,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The lump-sum option totaled $324.6 million, but after 24 per cent in federal taxes and eight per cent for the state, Wahl is taking $220.7million home, according to acting lottery executive director John White.

So how does Wahl plan to spend the multi-million dollar prize? "It was truly wonderful". The Wahl family believes that it was "God's plan" for them to win as it was a Quick pick ticket that won.

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"We're a humble family and we're going to keep our roots", Wahl, 47, told reporters Friday. 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.

"I told her 'absolutely not mother".

The family stayed home all weekend because Wahl didn't want to lose the ticket or it get stolen. "It's not only life changing for me, but also life changing for others". But then he remembered there's a sixth number, the gold Mega Ball, for which a 1 one was drawn.

"You know if it was me I'd be jumping around for joy, '" Wahl said. He said he was getting on a flight Friday night, but wouldn't say where he was going. $559.7 million jackpot, Powerball, Jan. 6, 2018 (one ticket, New Hampshire) 9. He said his wife was from Mexico.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states and Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Wahl said he will work with a financial team in deciding how to use the money to help family members, friends and others in need. That is now the eighth-highest win in the game's history.

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