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NEW INFORMATION: Ga. officials: Lotto winner has come forward

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Lottery officials say one of the winners of the $636 million Mega Millions prize has come forward.

Officials are set to identify the jackpot winner during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. They say the winner won't be in attendance.

The winning ticket was sold at a Gateway Newsstand in the city's Buckhead area. A second winning ticket was sold at a gift shop in San Jose, Calif.

The winning numbers were: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39; Mega Ball 7.

The jackpot is the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. It started its ascent Oct. 4. Lotto officials say 22 draws came and went without winners.
ATLANTA (AP) --Two winning tickets were sold in the near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, the other more than 2,000 miles away at a gift shop in California.

The ticketholders' identities in Tuesday's drawing may remain unknown for months. California gives the winner a year to come forward. Georgia allows 180 days. But one winner is already known. Thuy Nguyen owns Jennifer's Gift Shop in San Jose, and California Lottery officials say he'll get $1 million for selling a winning ticket.

His Georgia counterparts aren't as lucky. Young Soo Lee and Young Lee own a Gateway Newsstand at an office building in upscale northern Atlanta. They sold the other winning ticket, but Georgia officials said Wednesday that they get no bonus beyond the usual commission on lottery sales.

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