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WINNER UPDATE: Mega Millions Jackpot

For Immediate Release: 10/6/2010

A Brooklyn, NY woman has claimed the $54 million Mega Millions jackpot from the Sept. 17, 2010 drawing. Thirty-four-year-old Garina Fearon picked up her winnings Oct. 5, 2010 at the New York Lottery office. Fearon, a single mother of two, is a corrections worker at Rikers Island and for now, is still on the job. She plans to use some of the prize money to purchase a new house and possibly a new car. Fearon chose the lump sum payment option, making her take after taxes over $22.7 million.

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