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San Jose lottery winner - still hasn't claimed prize (Part 2)

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San Jose lottery winner - still hasn't claimed prize (Part 2)
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San Jose lottery winner - still hasn't claimed prize (Part 2)
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And how much would the Mega Millions winner actually receive?

That would be $324 million for each winner, or a lump sum of $173.8 million before taxes.

"Next time, perhaps, it might be my turn," says San Francisco resident, Katie Adler. "But I am happy for the winners. I know that what just happened for them will change their lives. That's great news."

In Georgia, the winner must pay federal and state taxes, but in California, there is no state tax on lottery winnings, says the San Jose Mercury News.

And one place you might want to spend your millions is at the Hyatt Hotels, where you can keep your diet going even with the festivities at New Year. (See Hyatt helps New Year's Resolutions)

See this story by this Examiner on the Mega Millions lottery.

See the slideshow and video that go along with this article.

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