It’s never too bad to be named Joe when it comes to winning the lottery in Tinton Falls New Jersey.
This is something that a New Jersey resident has proved more than once by winning the lottery once again, just 14 months after collecting a major lottery jackpot in Monmouth County, a town of 18,000 people. People are raving about this milestone and are left wondering if average Joe has a magic lamp or a leprechaun helping him collect his winnings, after all with odds of one in fifty million- who wouldn’t?
Joe Garofalo, claimed his winning pot last Thursday amounting to half of the $198 million jackpot from the USA Mega Millions draw from last week’s Friday draw. Everyone was astonished from his second win, with such a huge inning for the second time in a matter of weeks.
Joe’s Mega Millions ticket was bought at the local Kwik Farms in the Monmouth County area. The winning half of the $198 million jackpot was sold at a Farmville in the rural county of West Richmond Virginia. After annuity, Garofalo went for the one time lump sum that amounted to $73,279,052 ( The sum is presented before tax cuts).
According to Garofalo, he had an inkling that he would win the lottery but was entirely surprised to find out that he had won this soon. After finding out that he had purchased the winning number combination he rushed immediately to tell his wife. “ We weren’t sure that we had actually won. We had to double check the ticket and when we realized that it was the winning ticket we were just so surprised!” Garofalo mentioned. The winning USA Mega Millions ticket numbers for the draw was 11, 15, 35, 43 and 49, with a Mega Ball of 41. Local lottery officials have expressed their excitement about the wins.