- A retired woman from Michigan's Upper Peninsula is the winner of the Mega Millions jackpot.Judy Juntunen of Atlantic Mine was announced yesterday as the person who bought the ticket worth 19-million dollars. She has chosen the cash option, which means she will receive about 14-million in a lump sum, before taxes.Juntunen bought the ticket at Festival Foods in Houghton.
She got a call from her granddaughter who heard the market sold the winning ticket.That's when she realized she was the winner.Juntunen says she is going to buy a car with four-wheel drive, which she needs ``up in snow country.'' Juntunen used to work as a contract mail carrier for the postal service.(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)
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