Lottery officials said Souami waited a day before he checked the numbers at another location that happened to be a lottery retailer.
The bottle of orange juice cost $5 at ShopRite, but Tayeb Souami's wife had found the same brand on sale for $2.50 elsewhere.
He's retired from the job and plans to spend the money to pay off his house and put his two children through college.
He had planned to do some work in his backyard, but realizing his vehicle was dirty, he chose to get it washed first, he said. The second ticket was "good", but on the scanner read instructions to see the cashier. The owner said none of the 22 stores they own have ever sold a multi-million dollar winning lottery ticket before.
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The cashier immediately said "Oh my God", after scanning the ticket, Souami said. "I think your machine isn't working". "And she kept saying, "Oh, my God".
"My heart, it was just beating beating, beating", he told reporters. The married father of four made a decision to take the money in a lump sum, so he'll get slightly more than $183 million after taxes.
Souami, who is originally from Africa, says he came to America in June of 1996. He'll pay off his recently refinanced home, pay for his daughter's college tuition and pay off his own college loans.