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California woman claims $39M lottery jackpot

Mega MillionsMega Millions: California woman claims $39M lottery jackpot

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The $38.5 million Mega Millions lottery ticket bought at a Pak 'n Save a few weeks ago belonged to a South San Francisco woman.

Lourdes Salinas walked into the state lottery office in South San Francisco on Nov. 23 and claimed her prize, Mega Millions spokesman Alex Traverso said Monday.

Salinas took the cash option instead of getting paid in installments, Traverso said. She will get $18 million after federal withholdings, according to the lottery office.

Salinas told lottery officials she wasn't interested in talking with the media about her huge windfall, said Traverso, who declined to provide any more information about her.

Salinas hit all six numbers of the Nov. 10 draw. Her ticket was actually one of two that matched those numbers, and she split the reward in a multistate lottery drawing with a total jackpot of $77 million.

The other ticket was purchased in New Jersey.

Stores that sell winning tickets earn a small percentage of the prize, so Pak 'n Save will take in $192,500.

San Mateo County Times

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Posted: December 1, 2009, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

The $38.5 million Mega Millions lottery ticket bought at a Pak 'n Save a few weeks ago belonged to a South San Francisco woman.

Lourdes Salinas walked into the state lottery office in South San Francisco on Nov. 23 and claimed her prize, Mega Millions spokesman Alex Traverso said Monday.

Salinas took the cash option instead of getting paid in installments, Traverso said. She will get $18 million after federal withholdings, according to the lottery office.

Salinas told lottery officials she wasn't interested in talking with the media about her huge windfall, said Traverso, who declined to provide any more information about her.

Salinas hit all six numbers of the Nov. 10 draw. Her ticket was actually one of two that matched those numbers, and she split the reward in a multistate lottery drawing with a total jackpot of $77 million.

The other ticket was purchased in New Jersey.

Stores that sell winning tickets earn a small percentage of the prize, so Pak 'n Save will take in $192,500.

Congrats on your win, and congrats also for the smart move of not talking to anyone after claiming your prize....!

                                             

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    Posted: December 1, 2009, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats.......

    "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

                                                                                  Psalms 37:34

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      Posted: December 2, 2009, 12:43 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to her and the winner in New Jersey!

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

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        Posted: December 2, 2009, 2:27 am - IP Logged

        Salinas told lottery officials she wasn't interested in talking with the media about her huge windfall, said Traverso, who declined to provide any more information about her.

         

        A very good idea!

        But why did her name have to be released? Here in Australia, winners just have to say they wish to remain anonymous, and that's it, their names are kept confidential.

        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

          fwlawrence's avatar - Yavill
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          Posted: December 2, 2009, 9:11 am - IP Logged

          Rice-a-Roni is no longer the San Francisco treat. Winning the Mega Millions is!

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            Posted: December 2, 2009, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

            Good for her for trying to remain anonymous!  Congrats to her on her win!

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              Posted: December 3, 2009, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

              I think I would have agreed to talk to the media but only Fox News Channel. The rest of them could just make up a story to fit their agenda like they do everything else.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               

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                Posted: December 4, 2009, 5:22 am - IP Logged

                I think I would have agreed to talk to the media but only Fox News Channel. The rest of them could just make up a story to fit their agenda like they do everything else.

                You think fox news doesn't have an agenda, run by billionaire right winger Rupert Murdoch?  They all have agendas.  To boost ratings so they can charge more for their advertising for the corporations that own this country.

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                  Posted: December 4, 2009, 10:55 am - IP Logged

                  I think I would have agreed to talk to the media but only Fox News Channel. The rest of them could just make up a story to fit their agenda like they do everything else.

                  I Agree!

                  Greta probably does the best and most fair interviews out there.

                   

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