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$32 million Mega Millions ticket claimed in LA area

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The numbers are baffling. The jackpot in the Mega Millions draw on Tuesday, May 29 was huge — $32 million. That money will soon be Cindy Huynh's to enjoy.

Huynh walked into the California Lottery's Santa Ana District Office and submitted her winning ticket. That lucky little slip of paper hit the numbers 2, 14, 29, 53, 55, and the Mega number of 31. The riches are so overwhelming that Huynh said she has barely slept or eaten since realizing that she, and only she, can lay claim to the jackpot prize.

Also stunning, is what Huynh had been doing with her ticket since she purchased it at Aquapuro, which is located at 1151 East Holt Avenue in Pomona (Los Angeles County). Huynh had the slip buried in her purse. She casually carried the bag and ticket around, often setting the purse down, completely unaware of the paper's colossal value. That nonchalant attitude quickly changed the moment she checked the numbers on her Quick Pick ticket. Huynh immediately went into a protective mode. "I hid it. I made a photo copy to show my family members. I hid the original," Huynh explained.

Even though the ticket is now safely out of her hands, she is unable to relax and talk about her future plans. "My mind is kind of blank. I need to calm down first," Huynh said.

She isn't the only one financially impacted by the draw. The retailer, Aquapuro, will receive $160,000 for selling the winning ticket.

A different ticket sold in Rancho Santa Margarita (Orange County) matched five numbers. Lottery player Darrell Norris said the $179,442 he won is more than enough to keep him from feeling bad about missing the Mega. "I'm pretty excited for them," Norris said.

May was a tremendous month for California Lottery Players. On May 15, a ticket sold in Los Angeles hit a Mega Millions jackpot worth $25 million and has since been claimed. However, a SuperLotto Plus ticket that hit a $23 million jackpot on Wednesday, May 30 remains unclaimed. That ticket was purchased at Michael's Market & Liquor, which is located at 37935 47th Street East in Palmdale (Los Angeles County). The winning numbers were 14, 7, 26, 31, 23, and Mega 5.

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Posted: June 18, 2012, 7:10 am - IP Logged

Sweet!    Banana     Interesting note: Had she been one of these people that only played when the jackpot was huge ($100 million+?), she would have

dashed those winnings, and contined her meager day to day existance.  Roll Eyes

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    Posted: June 18, 2012, 7:53 am - IP Logged

    Sweet!    Banana     Interesting note: Had she been one of these people that only played when the jackpot was huge ($100 million+?), she would have

    dashed those winnings, and contined her meager day to day existance.  Roll Eyes

    I will believe in the lottery when I win the jackpot myself or anybody known by me. The lottery wants you to believe that it is better to play for lower jackpots, since they will not have to pay much for it.

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      Posted: June 18, 2012, 8:01 am - IP Logged

      Sweet!    Banana     Interesting note: Had she been one of these people that only played when the jackpot was huge ($100 million+?), she would have

      dashed those winnings, and contined her meager day to day existance.  Roll Eyes

      I Agree!

      Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

      The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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        Posted: June 18, 2012, 9:09 am - IP Logged

        I hope Huynh plans to move or hide or go on a vacation or something...considering that it's L.A. and all.

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          Posted: June 18, 2012, 10:23 am - IP Logged

          Congrats to another winner !

          I cannot wait to read the story about the Scottdale PA area winner ! They reveal name and town anywho .............

          Thumbs Up green with money is the way to go ...........

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            Posted: June 18, 2012, 11:27 am - IP Logged

            Yeah, I'm really happy for Ms. Huynh...

             

            sarcasm

            I've only been playing for 30yrs for god's sake!

            When? When?

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              Posted: June 18, 2012, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

              Yeah, I'm really happy for Ms. Huynh...

               

              sarcasm

              I've only been playing for 30yrs for god's sake!

              When? When?

              brando stella

              I Agree!

              I certainly agree with you because I've been playing almost the same amount of time!! Confused  To make matters worse, if we found out she won it on a single QP and has been playing less amount time, then the Lottery Fairy has not been fair at all!!Confused

               

              GOOD LUCK IN WINNING THE BIG JACKPOT Party

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                Posted: June 18, 2012, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                I hope Huynh plans to move or hide or go on a vacation or something...considering that it's L.A. and all.

                Why would she need to hide because she lives in L.A. ?

                All the glitz and glamour, celebrities, Beverly Hills, who's thinking about a lotto winnerWhat? lol


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                  Posted: June 18, 2012, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

                  Why would she need to hide because she lives in L.A. ?

                  All the glitz and glamour, celebrities, Beverly Hills, who's thinking about a lotto winnerWhat? lol

                  LOL

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                    Posted: June 18, 2012, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

                    Why would she need to hide because she lives in L.A. ?

                    All the glitz and glamour, celebrities, Beverly Hills, who's thinking about a lotto winnerWhat? lol

                    I Agree!   And no one in orange county will even bat an eye at the 2nd prize winner.

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                      Posted: June 18, 2012, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                      $32 million.That money will soon be Cindy Huynh's to enjoy.No,Let's get the facts here.After federal taxes of 20%,it's more like $25.6 million to enjoy.Congrats to Cindy.

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                        Posted: June 18, 2012, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

                        20% federal tax?I don't think so.More like 25% right off the top and then another 5% at tax time if she doesn't listen to her lawyer and financial advisor.I don't understand why California doesn't tax lottery winnings,especially since the state is broke.Just another one of those things that California does (or doesn't do,in this case) that make you scratch your head,I guess.

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                          Posted: June 18, 2012, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                          Nice win.  very nice win.

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                            Posted: June 18, 2012, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

                            Congrats to the lucky lady

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                            For a lead role in a cage?

                             

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