Photo Helps Track Down Calif. Lottery Winner

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The California lottery has finally tracked down the mystery winner of a $23 million jackpot, just before the deadline for the winner to claim the prize. No one had, despite signs and a surveillance photo of the winner plastered all over the liquor store where she bought the lottery ticket.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. In California, a surveillance photo made the news and was plastered all over the liquor store where it was snapped. The blurry photo showed a woman approaching the cash register, the object of a massive manhunt by the state's lottery. She was suspected of buying a winning ticket worth $23 million. Yesterday, alerted by her daughter, who'd seen the surveillance photo, just ahead of the deadline to claim her millions, the woman came forward. It's MORNING EDITION.

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