"My dad was an avid lottery player," the player said.
The man said the psychic also handed down a set of numbers supposedly from his father, but he switched to buying Quick Pick tickets when the numbers failed to yield any results.
A ticket purchased at the Corner Store in Brunswick for the Nov. 18 Mega Millions drawing ended up earning the man a $40,000 prize.
The man said most of his winnings will go into the bank.
"We are at the point in our lives where the kids' student loans have been paid off and we no longer have a mortgage," he said.
The winner said he used to be an avid scratch-off player and previously scored a $50,000 prize in 2017.