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Korean woman who sold one of the two winning Mega Million jackpot tickets
gets no bonus as “Georgia lottery rules provide no retailer payout”
Meanwhile, San Jose retailer gets his check for $1 million from California Lottery
The Korean woman who sold one of the two $636 Mega-Million jackpot ticket wasn’t lucky after all.
Young Soo Lee – the small newsstand owner from Atlanta, Georgia was overjoyed when a CNN reporter told her that she was legally entitled to a portion of the winnings – probably about one million dollars, but it quickly turned out not to be true. According to spokeswoman Tandy Reddick, “Georgia lottery rules provide no retailer payout. Retailers get a flat six percent commission on the sales of the $1 tickets themselves, but no bonus for a winning ticket.”
“They do have the distinction of being known as the lucky store now, and that’s always great news for them,” Reddick added.
But, the 37-year old Vietnamese man who sold the other winning ticket, Thuy Nguyen of Jenny’s Gift Shop in San Jose, California, will indeed pocket one million dollars, thanks to California state law.
Just to show you how lucky he is – he had took over the business just four months ago.