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Delivery man is missing US Mega Millions winner

Published on Jan 4, 2014 8:20 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A delivery truck driver has come forward to claim his half of a US$648 million (S$820 million) jackpot, the second largest in United States (US) history, lottery officials said on Friday.

Mr Steve Tran bought five tickets in San Jose, California, ahead of the hotly anticipated Dec 17 Mega Millions sweepstakes - but then promptly forgot about them.

Until, that is, he woke up in the middle of the night on Monday and checked his stash to discover he had become a multi-millionaire.

The winning numbers were eight, 20, 14, 17, 39 and Mega Ball seven.

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