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$2 Million Mega Millions ticket winner claims prize in Mississippi

A Gautier woman walked away from the Mississippi Lottery headquarters as a $2 million winner Thursday from the June 9th Mega Millions drawing.

The player chose to remain anonymous.

“I picked my own numbers, and I always play Megaplier,” she said. “When we heard the Mississippi Lottery was coming to Mississippi, I said I’d be the first to win!”

How did she win? She correctly picked the 5 white ball numbers and paid the extra dollar for Megaplier. The Megaplier number for the June 9 drawing was 2, multiplying her otherwise $1 million prize to $2 million.

She purchased her winning ticket from Jerry Lee’s Grocery in Gautier, Miss., where she regularly stops once a week to purchase her tickets.

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