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Continued: Georgia woman has 1 winning ticket in $636M Mega Millions jackpot; other ticket sold in Calif.

  • Article by: JOHNNY CLARK , Associated Press
  • Last update: December 18, 2013 - 9:50 PM

Young Soo Lee owns the store with her husband, Young Lee. She grinned as she arrived Wednesday morning.

"I'm so excited and so happy now," Young Soo Lee said. "I love my store and the customer."

Earlier media reports indicated the couple would receive a bonus for selling a winning ticket, but Georgia Lottery spokeswoman Tandi Reddick clarified that's not the case.

"They do have the distinction of being known as the lucky store now, and that's always great news for them," Reddick said.

The California store owner — Thuy Nguyen of Jennifer's Gift Shop in San Jose — will get $1 million, lottery officials there said.

"When people hear jackpot winner was sold here, everybody want to come here," said Thuy Nguyen, the owner of Jenny's Gift and Kids Wear shop. "They call my shop lucky Buddha."

Nguyen sells a variety of items, including Buddha statues, Vietnamese DVDs, clocks and flip flops. The former hairstylist took over the shop four months ago after emigrating from Vietnam in the early 1990s.

The parking lot outside his store amid a cluster of Vietnamese and Chinese businesses was crowded with more than a dozen television news vans. Inside, Nguyen rang up lottery ticket sales from a steady stream of customers, many of whom congratulated him.

"I'm excited, happy," he said.

The jackpot started its ascent Oct. 4. Twenty-two draws came and went without winners.

Some $336 million in tickets were sold for Tuesday's drawing.

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