Matthew Good has been identified as the second winner of record Powerball jackpot, Arizona lottery officials announced.
Matthew Good has chosen to receive a single payout of $192 million to avoid a possible tax rise in 2013.
He bought $10 of Powerball lottery tickets and had kept them in the sun visor of his car overnight before realizing he was a winner.
He and his wife will split the $587.5 million total prize with a Missouri couple who bought the other winning ticket.
Matthew Good, who lottery officials said is in his 30s, and his wife live in an affluent suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, called Fountain Hills, where their ticket was sold.
They consulted a team of financial advisers after discovering that they had won.
A lottery official said Matthew Good intended to put together a financial plan, and also to set up a charitable organization that would give money to causes he and his wife support, the Associated Press reported.
Matthew Good has been identified as the second winner of record Powerball jackpot
Matthew Good also reportedly told officials that he enjoys his job and is not making plans to quit.
The couple had tried to remain anonymous, but Mattew Good’s name was released in response to a public records request.
Earlier, they said in a statement: “It is difficult to express just how thankful we are for this wonderful gift.
“We are extremely grateful and feel fortunate to now have an increased ability to support our charities and causes.
“Obviously, this has been incredibly overwhelming and we have always cherished our privacy.”
The jackpot was the second-largest in US history.
The numbers drawn on November 28th were 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 and 6.
The other winning ticket was bought at a petrol station by Mark and Cindy Hill, of Dearborn, Missouri.
They said they would use their winnings to help their relatives, including grandchildren, nieces and nephews, pay for college.
Surveillance footage taken at a gas station in Prince George’s County, Maryland, reportedly shows the moment a Powerball player discovered he had one of the two winning tickets in the $588 million jackpot.
The video shows a construction or highway worker walking into an Exxon in Prince George’s County and checking his ticket, before punching his fists in celebration.
Two tickets bore the winning numbers in Wednesday night’s draw and while Mark and Cindy Hill, from Dearborn, Missouri, have been identified as the winners of one, the other winner has not yet stepped forward.
Lottery officials announced the ticket was bought at a 4 Sons Food Store in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
The man in the Maryland store footage told fellow customers that he had bought the ticket 2,500 away in Arizona, ABC 7 reported.
Surveillance footage taken at a gas station in Prince George’s County, Maryland, reportedly shows the moment a Powerball player discovered he had one of the two winning tickets in the $588 million jackpot
After walking nonchalantly into the store, he is seen digging into his pockets and pulling out his tickets, which he then checks by the register.
The man, who is dressed in a neon yellow jacket, shakes the paper in disbelief as he matches up the numbers before handing the ticket to the clerk, who tells him the numbers are correct.
He rushes over to other customers to ask them to check and they, too, say he has won.
“And then he said, <<I got to get out of here>>,” employee Freddie Lopez told WJLA.
Witnesses told the channels that the man lives in Maryland, and one customer told WJLA that he heard the man may be in the military.
If he is the lucky ticket holder, he has 180 days to return to Arizona to collect the prize.
Karen Bach, the director of budget, product and communication for the Arizona Lottery, said she is not surprised that the winner has not come forward yet.
“I think that it is important for the winner to be thoughtful and make some plans and then come in and celebrate,” she said.
“So I think it usually takes a little time but you never know.”