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$180 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Won by Calimesa man on 22nd August

Rick Knudsen with his wife accepting the $180 million check.

Rick Knudsen with his wife accepting the $180 million check.

A 53-years old Rick Knudsen has been turned into a mega millionaire of the August 22 draw at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio. It shows second big jackpot winner this year, following a $30 million prize won in Los Angeles on April 4, according to a Mega Millions release. He was the only person in the country to match all six numbers to win $180 million on August 22.
The winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store, 301 County Line Road in Calimesa, west of Los Angeles, California. The owners receive a $900,000 retailer bonus just for selling the ticket. After 35 years in the roofing business, Knudsen has decided to take the cash option lump sum amount of $107 million before federal taxes.
The Mega Millions winning numbers for August,22 2014 are 05, 31, 34, 41, 74. The Mega Ball number is 03. The Megaplier number is 5.

Mega Millions Numbers – 22, August, 2014

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