TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A couple married for nearly 20 years claimed a $58.9 million share of the Big Game lottery jackpot Tuesday.
Jorge M. and Joanne S. Lopes, of Englishtown, held one of the three wining tickets from the $331 million prize drawn on April 16, the second-biggest lottery prize in U.S. history.
"There's not too many words to say but I'm still dumbfounded by it," said Jorge Lopes, a native of Lisbon, Portugal. He said he waited to come forward because he was worried about the safety of his children.
He said he will use some of the money right away to pay bills. Lopes manages a bar and his wife works as a daycare teacher and makes deliveries for a florist.
The other winning tickets were sold in Georgia, where 20-year-old Erika Greene claimed her share of the prize, and Illinois, where the winner hasn't come forward.
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