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$31 million lottery claimed by anonymous winner

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And the winner of a $31 million California SuperLotto Plus prize is ... anonymous.

The woman who found out Thursday that she had the winning California SuperLotto Plus ticket has claimed the prize. But she told lottery officials she doesn't want her name publicized.
Hers is the fourth-largest single-ticket jackpot awarded in San Diego.

A lottery spokeswoman quoted the winner as saying, in a statement released last night, "I plan to help my family, do home improvements and maybe buy an RV because my husband and I love road trips."

In case she and her husband are interested, Featherlite Luxury Coaches of Florida touted its $2.5 million RV, with marble steps, original art and SubZero refrigerator, as the world's most expensive in 2006.

The woman bought her ticket, with numbers 5, 17, 23, 42, 43 and Mega number 19, on Monday at Seafood City Supermarket on Mira Mesa Boulevard.

The winning numbers were announced Wednesday night.

"My husband's friend told us to check our tickets because he knew that the winning ticket was sold at the supermarket where we do our shopping," the winner told lottery spokeswoman Cathy Doyle Johnston.

When her husband arrived home Thursday, they checked the lottery Web site.

"I started jumping and hitting my husband," the woman said. "He had to get me a glass of water because I was shaking."

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hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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Posted: April 14, 2008, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

PartyPartyParty

 

well I wish them tons of luck ......

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    Posted: April 14, 2008, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

    I think being able to remain anonymous is a relatively new option in CA.

     

    I'm glad to see it - if you are dreaming of winning big it detracts from the dream if you know the hounding you will take if you do win.

      time*treat's avatar - radar

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      Posted: April 14, 2008, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

      newly rich and already battering her husband Disapprove ... Clown   

      In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
      Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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        Posted: April 14, 2008, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

        I think being able to remain anonymous is a relatively new option in CA.

         

        I'm glad to see it - if you are dreaming of winning big it detracts from the dream if you know the hounding you will take if you do win.

        Yeah, and it seems to be happening a lot lately

          justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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          Posted: April 14, 2008, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

          " Featherlite Luxury Coaches of Florida touted its $2.5 million RV, with marble steps, original art and SubZero refrigerator, as the world's most expensive in 2006. "

           

          Puts a whole new meaning to the term "trailer trash." Big Grin

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            Posted: April 14, 2008, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

            I just love the last line in the story:

            "I started jumping and hitting my husband," the woman said.

            (emphasis added, of course)

             __   __   __   __   __   __   __   __   __   __   __   __   __   __   

             

            So, here's a re-enactment of the big win:

             

             

            See Ya!Husband: "Hi Honey, I'm home!"
            TypeWife: "Oh good, let's check the lottery results on Lottery Post."
            HyperHusband: "WE WON!!"
            BashWife: "WE WON!!"

             

             

            Big Grin  Congrats to the happy couple!

             

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              Posted: April 14, 2008, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

              WOW!   WTG!  $31 million is a life changer!  From rags to riches!  Smart lady too.

                ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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                Posted: April 14, 2008, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

                Congrats to the winners! I wonder if the winner could have been our own lottocalgal. Wink

                "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

                  One2Adore's avatar - butterfly2
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                  Posted: April 14, 2008, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats to the winners! I wonder if the winner could have been our own lottocalgal. Wink

                  We'll know if we never hear from her again.  LOL

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                    Posted: April 14, 2008, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

                    this winning actually only $15 Millions in cash opion after tax right?

                    I want to have a nice home with 4 rooms in Redwood City, driving an Audi A6.

                    I only won $2 in this draw. Still it's 100% on return from the investment of $1.

                      fwlawrence's avatar - Yavill
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                      Posted: April 14, 2008, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

                      WOW!   WTG!  $31 million is a life changer!  From rags to riches!  Smart lady too.

                      Hopefully they won't go from riches to rags like a few others.

                        dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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                        Posted: April 14, 2008, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                        Just in time for that...birthday, anniversary, wedding, communion, confirmation, graduation...just fill in the missing _______ (blank).

                        Anyway, congratulations to the lucky couple.

                        See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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                          Posted: April 14, 2008, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                          Yay! Congrats to the lucky couple. May they live long and happy, and spend wisely. Dance

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                          singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                            Posted: April 14, 2008, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

                            It's good to see California is sensible in allowing lottery winners to be anonymous.  California is usually ahead of the curve with law making.