He then scratched off the cover to reveal a coin symbol, which represented an automatic win. While he wasn’t running around celebrating - hernia surgery probably takes it out of you a bit - he did say he was celebrating in his mind.
After calling his wife Jodi to tell her about the good news, the couple confirmed the win with New York Lottery officials. He will take home about $4.6 million after taxes. While Joseph isn’t sure what he’ll do with the money in the long run, he does plan on taking his family on holiday.
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