He found out he was the victor the next day.
He had planned to do some work in his backyard, but realizing his auto was dirty, he made a decision to get it washed first, he said. When he stopped at a red light, he went into a 7 Eleven store to check the tickets.
"I have to take care of them", Souami said.
Souami said the clerk scanned the ticket and said, "Oh, my God!"
"Can you check?" Souami asked the cashier, according to ABC. "I think your machine isn't working". And I say to the lady, I hand it to the lady and I say 'Can you check? "And she kept saying, "Oh, my God".
"This is big. I am very emotional right now".
Souami, who is a married father of four, came to the United States in 1996.
Pizza delivery could lead to Hempstead man's deportation
Villavicencio could therefore get a green card, which he has already applied for, but the legal process may be long and arduous. Though Villavicencio was supposed to have left the United States, he stayed to work, making him eligible to be deported.
"I love orange juice now", he said. "It's not so easy to quit just like that".
A lottery official confirmed the victor is from northern New Jersey but didn't say where.
He refinanced his house in order to send his 17-year-old daughter to college, he said, and had received the check just a week before winning. His windfall is the fourth largest jackpot in the history of the New Jersey Lottery. A Vernon man won a $533 million Mega Millions jackpot in March.
Souami has chose to take the cash payout, which is $183.2 million dollars before taxes.
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.