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Upper Peninsula Woman Hits Big JackpotSubmitted: 02/28/2013
Story By Associated Press

HOUGHTON, MI - 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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