Thomas Kerfoot -- known to his friends as Randy, and he's sure to have more friends now than he did before -- showed up Wednesday in Atlanta to pick up his check.
Kerfoot has decided he'll take the lump sum payment of $59 million, which will put some $39 million in his pocket after taxes, reports CBS News Correspondent Sam Litzinger.
The winning ticket was sold in Rossville, Georgia, just south of Chattanooga. CBS News Reporter Jim Krasula says it's a small town of 3,500 just over the Tennessee state line.
Kerfoot lives across the border in East Ridge, Tennessee. And until Wednesday morning, he was parts and service director at a car dealership.
He called the boss to say he's quitting.
Thirteen players matched five of the six numbers and won $150,000. Kerfoot said he originally thought he was one of those. But when he rechecked the numbers, he discovered he'd made the big score.
More than a hundred tickets matched four of the five numbers and the Big Money Ball number. They're worth $5,000 each.
The winning lotto numbers were: four, 40, 42, 43 and 48. The Big Money Ball number was eight.