NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The winner of the $533 million Mega Millions jackpot has formally claimed his prize.
Richard Wahl joined lottery officers in Trenton on Friday. The 47-year-old manufacturing supervisor at a northern New Jersey meals products and services facility took the money possibility price $220.7 million, after taxes.
“For us, we believe God has a plan,” Wahl mentioned. “For us, the plan is to do a lot of good things with it. We’ll be working with our financial team to make things happen. It’s not only life-changing money for me, but I want it to be life-changing money for others — family, friends, people in need. So we’re going to try to do some good things with that.”
Wahl purchased the only real profitable price ticket for the March 30 jackpot at a Lukoil station in Riverdale. He mentioned he’s no longer a typical lottery participant and has simplest bought tickets a couple of instances.
“It didn’t sink in,” he mentioned about figuring out he had received the jackpot. “It was truly amazing.”
He mentioned he moved from Michigan to Vernon, New Jersey remaining July for paintings causes, however didn’t supply additional main points. Wahl mentioned he plans to retire. One of his goals is to rebuild a 1963 Corvette.
Lottery officers say it was once the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions historical past and the biggest unmarried jackpot profitable price ticket ever offered in New Jersey.
Mega Millions is performed in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of profitable a Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 303 million.
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