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Massachusetts Man Claims Mega Millions Jackpot

For Immediate Release: 8/23/2011

Candido Oliveira of Dorchester, Massachusetts has claimed his $32 million jackpot from the August 19, 2011 Mega Millions drawing. The 47-year-old Oliveira purchased his winning ticket at a grocery store in Dorchester; he was the sole jackpot winner in the drawing.

Oliveira, who is unemployed, decided to take his winnings in a single lump sum, pocketing about $15.5 million after taxes. He plans to purchase a house and car and visit family in the Republic of Cape Verde.

Mega Millions is played in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The jackpot currently sits at $12 million for the next drawing on August 23, 2011.

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