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Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Over 1 Billion Dollars

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According to North Carolina Lottery officials, a lottery victor from Kannapolis is attributing his win to his sister’s foresight.

David Atwell, a resident of Kannapolis, purchased his winning $1 Cash 5 ticket at a Jiffy Quik on Sloop Avenue, successfully matching all five numbers. He collected his prize in Raleigh on Monday, walking away with $598,591 after taxes. Queen City News says the odds of Atwell’s victory were 1 in 962,598.

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