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Joel Goulet, 59, from Wausau, Wisconsin often buys lottery tickets from the gas station when he fills up his truck. This last time, the ticket he bought was a big winner. Goulet matched five numbers in the Mega Millions drawing to win $250,000 but because he had selected the Megaplier option it was increased to $1 million.
Goulet had been laid off in April 2010 and had been trying to find work for the last 2 years, even applying at the gas station where he bought the winning ticket. He just recently got a job working on the production line at a local factory. Now, Goulet can enjoy life free of financial worries.
Goulet hadn’t gotten around to checking his ticket until he saw the newspaper headline that someone in his area had won the jackpot. “I was shaking so bad; it was lucky I didn’t tear the tickets in half,” Goulet said.
Lottery spokesperson, Andy Bohage said Goulet chose the lump sum payment option which totals $672,500. The gas station will receive $20,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Goulet has already paid off his home mortgage with the winnings and plans to buy a new truck. He also intends to invest in other property and save a portion of the winnings for his retirement.