He has two children.
Souami, a father of two who immigrated from an undisclosed country in Africa in 1996, had purchased the sole winning ticket.
But on the way to the carwash, he stepped into a 7-Eleven convenience store to check the tickets. "I scanned the ticket on my phone and then rebooted my phone before checking again". "And she kept saying, 'Oh, my God".
This marks the second major lottery win in New Jersey this year. "Oh, my God.' It's like when you see a 'Tom and Jerry" cartoon: "The heart goes boom boom boom boom".
The winning numbers for the drawing were: 03, 06, 09, 17, and 56, while the Powerball was 25 and the Multiplier number was 3.
He added it took him more than a month to come forward as he was working to make arrangements to quit his job as an accountant for a food importing company.
"When he told me we won, I had to see for myself", said Joe. The married father of four made a decision to take the money in a lump sum, so he'll get slightly more than $183 million after taxes.
The jackpot - which has a cash value of $183 million - is the third largest New Jersey Powerball single-player win, according to officials. The $533 million haul won by Vernon resident Richard Wahl in April is the highest jackpot payout in recorded in New Jersey.