Photo Helps Track Down Calif. Lottery Winner
The California lottery has finally tracked down the mystery winner of a $23 million jackpot, just before the deadline for the winner to claim the prize. No one had, despite signs and a surveillance photo of the winner plastered all over the liquor store where she bought the lottery ticket.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. In California, a surveillance photo made the news and was plastered all over the liquor store where it was snapped. The blurry photo showed a woman approaching the cash register, the object of a massive manhunt by the state's lottery. She was suspected of buying a winning ticket worth $23 million. Yesterday, alerted by her daughter, who'd seen the surveillance photo, just ahead of the deadline to claim her millions, the woman came forward. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.