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Idaho Woman Claims $190M Mega Millions Prize

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's newest millionaire is avoiding the glare of the media spotlight for now. Lottery officials say Holly Lahti has claimed the remaining half of a $380 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize in history.

The northern Idaho woman wasn't on hand for Wednesday's announcement, and her age and hometown weren't released. Lottery director Jeff Anderson called Lahti a "delightful young
lady" and says officials, "expect she'll be coming forward shortly." He says she has a lot to get in order first.

She bought her ticket at Ady's Convenience & Car Wash, which gets a $50,000 award for selling the ticket. If Lahti takes a lump sum, she will have about $81 million after taxes.

She splits the bounty with Jim and Carolyn McCullar of Ephrata, Wash., who claimed their prize last week.
   

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