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Pittsburgh man claims $87 million lottery jackpot

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh retiree has claimed an $87 million prize in the Mega Millions game.


Pennsylvania lottery officials presented Carl Szott with a ceremonial check on Thursday at agency headquarters in Middletown.


Szott won the drawing on May 20 but didn’t come forward until now. His ticket matched all five white balls, 10-40-63-64-69, plus the Megaball, 07.


The jackpot started growing in early April and rolled over 12 times. Szott had a choice of a $149 million annuity or nearly $87 million in cash, less 25 percent federal withholding.


Szott bought the ticket at White Oak Gas & Grocery in White Oak, near Pittsburgh.


Szott says he hopes his life won’t change much. He says he and his wife are excited to spend more time with their children and grandchildren.


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