Richard Wahl, who moved from MI last summer to take a job at a Hillside, New Jersey-based food service industry supplier, said he probably will stop working and use his winnings to help his family and friends.
The victor of the most valuable lottery ticket ever sold in New Jersey history came forward to claim his $533 million prize Friday.
The winning ticket was sold on March 30 at a Lukoil station in Riverdale, New Jersey. It may have been only the second time he bought a ticket.
"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.
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Wahl explained,"For us, we believe god has a plan".
Officials have since presented a check for $30,000 to the owner of the Lukoil for selling the winning ticket.
He described his family as humble and said they wanted to help people. 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". He said his wife was from Mexico.
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.
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