Published: Sat, April 14, 2018

Mega Millions victor to be revealed at morning news conference

Mega Millions victor to be revealed at morning news conference

As Wahl checked his ticket during the Mega Millions drawing on March 30, he saw that the first five "easy pick" numbers matched the ones drawn and he was elated.

The winning numbers were: 11, 28, 31, 46, 59 and Mega Ball 1.

Wahl said he ran upstairs and told his wife, "We get to go on vacation!" "It was truly fantastic".

Mega Millions is played in 44 states and Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Players had been vying for the growing jackpot since January. It was just the fourth time the jackpot has surpassed the $500 million mark, lottery officials have said.

It's the 10th largest lottery jackpot in USA history.

He wouldn't disclose what city in MI, but he's a native to the mitten who was just moved to New Jersey in July for his work.


"We're a humble family and we're going to keep our roots", Wahl said at a news conference, adding that they plan to give a lot to charity and help extended family members pay bills.

It sold at a Lukoil Gas Station mini-mart in the city of Riverdale.

"My mom called and said 'I heard someone from New Jersey won the lottery, was it you?'" Wahl said, "and I said, 'Absolutely not".

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

Richard Wahl joined lottery officials in Trenton Friday to claim his prize.

It's "life-changing money", he said, even though he has a good job with a steady income. "It's not only life-changing money for me, but I want it to be life-changing money for others".

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