$279M lotto winner's ex-wife doesn't want him or his money

273 Million Dollar Mega Millions Winner Michael Weirsky Forgot Winning Ticket at New Jersey Convenience Store

273 Million Dollar Mega Millions Winner Michael Weirsky Forgot Winning Ticket at New Jersey Convenience Store

"He's not appealing to me all of a sudden because he has this money", Murray, 53, told the Post.

The couple divorced in October 2018 after being married for 15 years.

Murray told the Post that she was the one bringing home the bacon in the relationship, and she paid - and now continues to pay - spousal support.

"Think about it", she said.

"I'm not going after anything. I have morals. I know what I've worked for and it's everything that I have".

She also doesn't suspect her husband will approach her to square up, but she does hope he'll "do the right thing". Asked what she meant, she added: "Think about it". "If you think about it, it's very hard to say who owns a lottery ticket, short of someone coming in here and saying, 'I purchased this ticket, it's mine, ' " he said.

"I'm looking for the guy that handed them in, I want to thank him", Weirsky told Associated Press. I had to give him a lot of money in the divorce.

"After that I'm basically locked in to what my lawyer and other people I have working for me tell me I can do", he said.

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"I truly wish him well ... though I know he doesn't believe that", she added.

He said that he had been doing handyman work for a friend to make money before winning the lottery.

Weirsky described himself as a "bum".

Mike Weirsky said at a news conference with lottery officials Thursday that he bought the tickets last Thursday at a Quick Check store in Phillipsburg, near the Pennsylvania border, and forgot them there because he was more focused on his cellphone. A good Samaritan saw the ticket on the counter and gave them to the clerk.

"I put the ticket down. Put my money away and [there was] something with my phone ... and just walked away".

"I wouldn't have 273 million dollars if it wasn't for them".

Now he plans to buy a pickup truck for himself, a auto for his mother and remodel her house. "I sat down for a second and looked at my mother and said, 'Hey that just said I'm the jackpot victor, "' he said.

"I always wanted to know what it would be like to just wake up and decide to go somewhere, go buy something, just do it".

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