The 56-year-old man who chose to remain anonymous will take home $760,000 after taxes.
A 56-year-old Newark man who won $1 million in the April 20 Mega Millions lottery drawing claimed his prize yesterday.
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, won by matching five white balls and will take home $760,000 after taxes, according to a Delaware Lottery press release.
He bought the winning ticket at Skyway One in Newark and claimed his prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters Wednesday, April 25.
The winner, who has been playing the Delaware Lottery since the 1990s, also bought one Powerball ticket and one Play 3 ticket. He said he likes to mix it up and play a variety of games but always uses quick pick to select the numbers.
He said when he scanned his ticket after the drawing, he was completely overwhelmed and in shock.
"I thought it was a mistake. I didn't believe it and had to double and triple check the ticket," the man said.
He immediately called his mother who told him, "Stop teasing me." He then went to his mother's house to show her the winning ticket.
When asked what he planned to do with his winnings, the man said, "Pay off some debt and go on vacation."
He added, "I want to stay humble...I don't want it to go to my head."