Last week, out of desperation, the California Lottery officials released a surveillance video of a man buying a Mega Millions ticket that would turn out to be worth $52 million. Mega Millions officials had been appealing for the winner to come forward for several weeks, and now after recognising his own picture, the $52 million Mega Millions prize has finally been claimed.
The footage of Bladimir Agnite buying the ticket was released this week, and it didn’t take long before he spotted the footage and realised he was the $52 million Mega Millions winner.
Between 1-2% of lottery prizes go unclaimed in California, but this would have been one of the biggest unclaimed jackpots. Not any more, as Mr Agnite has now claimed his prize and is now the latest Mega Millionaire. Last year alone over $20 million in Californian Lottery jackpots went unclaimed, so let this be a timely reminder to ensure you check the lottery results after each draw.
Mr Agnite and has wife have been together for 17 years, and they are looking forward to a much brighter future now. Although Mr Agnite intends on keeping his job, the win means they can buy a house and have some treats along the way too.
In other Mega Millions news it’s a big rollover this week. Tuesday’s jackpot is worth $93 million to any lucky player who can match all the winning numbers, but do keep those tickets in a safe place and check the results after the draw.