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N.J. man claims Mega Millions jackpot

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Apparently it's lucky to be a guy named Joe from Tinton Falls, N.J.

For the second time in just 14 months, a Joe who lives in the Monmouth County town (population 18,000) has stepped forward to collect a major lottery jackpot.

On Thursday, Giuseppe "Joe" Garofalo claimed his half of the $198 annuity jackpot from last Friday's Mega Millions drawing. He bought his ticket at Kwik Farms in the Monmouth County town.

The other winning ticket was sold in Farmville, Va., a rural town west of Richmond.

In March 2012, Celeste and Joseph Tamburello were the only winners of a $70 million annuity jackpot in Powerball. They opted for the $43.5 million cash.

Garofalo also went for the lump-sum payout, worth $73,279,052 (before taxes, of course).

He matched all the numbers drawn: 11, 15, 35, 43 and 49, with a Mega Ball of 41.

Garofalo told lottery officials he long believed he'd hit the lottery but was still surprised to learn he'd won and immediately told his wife.

Joseph Tamburello bought his winning ticket at Little Silver Pharmacy, in a nearby town. "I am going to trade in my cream puff Saturn for a brand new Cadillac!" Celeste said, while he added they were also planning "an amazing cruise vacation."

New Jersey had its biggest winner ever in March, as Pedro Quezada of Passaic hit an annuity jackpot worth $338.3 million and collected the cash, $211 million, less taxes.

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: May 24, 2013, 8:06 am - IP Logged

Congrats to both Joes, enjoy!

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    Posted: May 24, 2013, 8:06 am - IP Logged

    My middle name is Joseph, maybe instead of going by RJ I should start using "Joe" instead.  Congratulations to the lucky "Joe".

    RJOh  JoeOh

    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
    * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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      Posted: May 24, 2013, 8:28 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to Joe Guiseppe Garafalo! Dance 

       

      I wonder if he and his wife will show up on Housewives of New Jersey? I think all the men on that show are named Joe. Or pretty close. Green laugh

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        Posted: May 24, 2013, 8:38 am - IP Logged

        Is he related to Janeane Garofalo?

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          Posted: May 24, 2013, 8:54 am - IP Logged

          Congrtualtions Mr. Giuseppe Thumbs Up

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            Posted: May 24, 2013, 9:40 am - IP Logged

            Was it a quick pick or his own number?  I'm always curious to find out that information.  I feel like Joe.  I know I'm going to win, but just don't know when it will happen.  I hope it's soon.  I'd love to plan an amazing cruise too. Banana

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              Posted: May 24, 2013, 10:00 am - IP Logged

              I wish when the winners turn in their tickets that they would tell us if it was self-pick or quick pick and at what time they were sold.  Usually quick picks are the winners and it's always sold early am hours or in the evening a few hours before the draw. I'm kinda curious, if anyone know, let me know!


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                Posted: May 24, 2013, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                Nice work Joe, enjoy that Cadillac.


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                  Posted: May 24, 2013, 10:43 am - IP Logged

                  My middle name is Joseph, maybe instead of going by RJ I should start using "Joe" instead.  Congratulations to the lucky "Joe".

                  RJOh  JoeOh

                  JoeOh sounds too much like Joe-hoe. lol.BETTER try OhJoe as in Ohhhhhh Joe, or Ohio-Joe.

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                    Posted: May 24, 2013, 11:52 am - IP Logged

                     What happed to the one year Anonymity. Guess it was'nt signed yet.

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                      Posted: May 24, 2013, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                      JoeOh sounds too much like Joe-hoe. lol.BETTER try OhJoe as in Ohhhhhh Joe, or Ohio-Joe.

                      Green laugh

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                      singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                        Posted: May 24, 2013, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                        JoeOh sounds too much like Joe-hoe. lol.BETTER try OhJoe as in Ohhhhhh Joe, or Ohio-Joe.

                        Sounds different when spoken locally.  You're leaving the "hi" out of OhiO.

                        * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                        * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                             Wink 

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                          Posted: May 24, 2013, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                          I wish when the winners turn in their tickets that they would tell us if it was self-pick or quick pick and at what time they were sold.  Usually quick picks are the winners and it's always sold early am hours or in the evening a few hours before the draw. I'm kinda curious, if anyone know, let me know!

                          Hey Red eyes, I just read that it was a quick pick.

                           

                          http://nj1015.com/mega-millions-winner-identified/

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                            Posted: May 24, 2013, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

                            Hey Red eyes, I just read that it was a quick pick.

                             

                            http://nj1015.com/mega-millions-winner-identified/

                            Besides being a quick pick (for the the winning numbers), he also spent $10 on this draw according to a news article.