Olympia, WA - Lottery Jackpot Winner Claims Winnings in Wash.
Olympia, WA - The man who bought one of the two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery on Wednesday claimed his half of the second largest jackpot in history.
Jim McCullar then promptly handed over the oversized check to his wife, Carolyn.
“We’ve been married 41 years,” he said, as his family looked on. “I know what to do with this check.”
While the McCullars stepped forward to get their prize in the state capital in Olympia, officials and residents in neighboring Idaho were still awaiting for whoever has the other winning ticket to claim their winnings.
Jim McCullar bought his ticket at a supermarket in Ephrata in eastern Washington.
No state taxes would apply in Washington, where the lump sum payment would be $90 million after the 25 percent federal tax.
In Idaho, the lucky winner also has the option of taking a nearly $81 million lump sum payment after state and federal taxes are withheld, said Jeff Anderson, executive director of the Idaho Lottery.
The winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25 and 47, with the Mega ball number of 42.
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