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And the second Mega Millions winner is...

Saturday, Jan 04, 2014 - 00:54

Jan. 4 - The second winner of the near record Mega Millions jackpot comes forward to claim his prize nearly three weeks after the lotto drawing. Linda So reports.

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The winner bought his ticket here at Jenny's Gift & Kids Wear in San Jose. For two and a half weeks, Steve Tran didn't even know he had the winning numbers. The ticket was sitting on top of his drawer in his home. Until this week, when the California delivery driver remembered to check the numbers in the middle of the night. He finally claimed his $324 million prize, taking the cash option worth $173 million before taxes. The man who sold him the winning ticket can't believe it. SOUNDBITE: THUY NGUYEN, TICKET SELLER, SAYING: "Yes! I wish him the best and he got his best. Yeah!" After realizing he had the winning ticket, Tran called his boss and quit his job. SOUNDBITE: JOSE BARRAGAN, SAN JOSE, SAYING: "Actually, I wouldn't even call my boss. I would've just left. That's make it easier." The other winner of the near record Mega Millions jackpot, a woman from Georgia, came forward shortly after the drawing to claim her prize.

And the second Mega Millions winner is...

Saturday, Jan 04, 2014 - 00:54

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