California Lottery player keeps quiet after $8m win

Thursday December 9th 2010

A woman from Daly City in California has finally come forward to reveal herself as the winner of the Thanksgiving Eve SuperLotto Plus jackpot. Rosemary Roncal came forward to claim her $8million prize on Tuesday after holding on to the winning ticket for almost two weeks. She was the only jackpot winner in the lottery draw on November 24 who managed to match all five numbers as well as the mega ball.

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According to the Associated Press, Mrs Roncal has opted to take a one-off lump sum which will result in a payment of about $4million once state and federal taxes have been deducted.

California Lottery officials said the new multi-millionaire did not want to speak to the press following her win.

Mrs Roncal bought her winning ticket at the Manila Oriental Market in Daly City, which is sure to become a hotspot for people in the area who want to buy lotto tickets. According to the San Mateo County Times, it is the third time in as many years that a major winner has bought their ticket from the store.

Written by Peter Kirkham

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