Weirsky says he's going to "sit back and enjoy" the money. "And I just got up and ran upstairs, got dressed and I said, 'I've got to go find out if it's real, '" he said. "In addition to Mr. Weirsky's big win, retailers across New Jersey won big, too", said New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director James A. Carey, Jr., in a statement.
She said that, although she's still paying him spousal support, she has no plans to go after any of the $163 million lump sum he'll soon be getting.
An ex-wife of a man who won a whopping $273 million from lottery immediately after their divorce known as Eileen Murray has shocked many after she stated that she was not going to reunite with her former husband no matter what.
"I was very thankful there was an honest person out there because I thought it was gone", he said.
Mike Weirsky, 53, and Eileen Murray, 53, in an undated file photo.
His luck took a turn, however, when he bought two Mega Millions lottery tickets from a convenience store in Phillipsburg, New Jersey for $2 each.
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"I'm looking for the guy that handed them in", Weirsky told the Mail.
"I put the phone down, I put the ticket down, I sat there for a second - I said to my mother, 'Hey, that just said I was the jackpot victor, '" he said. "But after they tell me I can go insane, I am going to take a family vacation and take everybody with us".
"After that I'm basically locked in to what my lawyer and other people I have working for me tell me I can do", he said.
Weirsky is taking the lump sum of $162.5 million and said he has bought a new truck and plans to buy a vehicle for his mother but has not made any other big decisions on how he will spend his fortune.
"Think about it. How long did I work?"
Mike's rags to riches story, which has the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster hit, started when a mystery good samaritan returned his winning ticket to a shop where he'd left it the day before. He said he hoped to find the person. I had to give him a lot of money in the divorce.