Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Found

Man claims prize after surveillance video of him buying the ticket is released.
3:00 | 09/01/12

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All of California was on the hunt for this man the winner of the 52 million dollar Mega Millions jackpot. It took this surveillance footage for him to finally come forward more than a month after the winning. So what -- -- waiting for ABC's John -- penthouse story. Authorities in northern California releasing surveillance video desperate search for this man. Because he did anything wrong but because he's rich really rich 52 million dollars rich and -- what they could tell. He might not even have known the video what's taking that this California quick -- accused of mystery millionaire purchasing his golden ticket on July 27. But after a month of searching. Lottery officials Steele didn't have their man and on Friday the winner -- -- need today finally came forward to collect those millions. And he says. It's all thanks -- that surveillance video. Then -- that might be here in the wake up my life and -- Hispanic -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But that it was -- -- who was searching. After he says his -- lost -- winning ticket. And then playing the number -- Duluth -- although -- abandoned -- -- -- that. And then give throwing up -- -- -- ticker. -- One man who didn't need any help coming forward -- 44 year old Donald lawsuit my name will appear. -- -- Michigan lottery officials announced he won the biggest prize in the State's history 337. Million dollars Anglican members backwards. -- backwards and and I love -- -- hours later he quit his job as a rarity engineer and told his mother and close family members to retire. He's taken a lump sum payout a mere 200 in 25 million dollars. -- -- get him out but -- still the -- I don't like you -- my baby honor. Doctor hadn't -- nothing -- lawsuits first purchase. A pack of bubble gum. But he does plan on buying a bigger house back in California he got meat case also planned to keep it simple and then we're happy even. For Good Morning America John -- thing. ABC news New York. Hello Larry accurate it's like we're -- to hinted that it allowed you'll be calling them what I admire them money.

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