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Mega Winner

Retired truck driver claims $239 million jackpot

A retired truck driver says his 239 million dollar lottery jackpot is quote "no big thing." JR Triplett of Winchester, Virginia, claimed the Mega Millions jackpot today. It's the second largest single-ticket jackpot ever. In a statement released by the Virginia Lottery, Triplett says he didn't get that excited after winning the February 20th drawing. He says his wife, however, got down on her knees and thanked the Lord. Triplett can take his money in 26 annual payments of just more than nine (m) million dollars or take a lump sum of 141-point-five million dollars before taxes.

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