Victor of $533 million Mega Millions jackpot to be revealed

$533 million Mega Millions lottery winner will get the check Friday

$533 million Mega Millions lottery winner will get the check Friday

A New Jersey production manager stepped out of obscurity on Friday to reveal himself as the newest millionaire-by-chance after a $2 Mega Millions ticket he bought at a gas station last month yielded him a jackpot of more than a half billion dollars.

It sold the day before the March 31 drawing at a Lukoil gas station mini-mart here.

Lottery officials say it was the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the largest single jackpot winning ticket ever sold in New Jersey. "Family, friends, people in need", he said, NorthJersey.com reported.

Wahl, who moved to New Jersey from MI, said his dream is to rebuild a 1963 Corvette and also hopes to do charity work with his money.

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.

The owner of the store, Ameer Krass, said he had been able to identify Wahl by reviewing surveillance footage.

New Jersey law requires that the victor be identified though some have speculated whether a series of trusts could be constructed to shield a person's identity.

The odds of winning a mega millions jackpot are 1 in 303 million.

New Jersey was the seventh state to join the consortium nearly three years after the game began in the summer of 1996 as the Big Game.

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