College student wins $16.5M lotto jackpot

April 8, 2009 7:02:17 PM PDT
A college student has hit the jackpot without even graduating.

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Christi-Ann Reyes asked her parents to buy her three Super Lotto tickets when they went shopping at the Lion Food Center in Newark on Saturday.

While watching the news on Monday, Reyes discovered one of her tickets matching the drawing.

The jackpot was $35 million, but Reyes is choosing the cash option, which means she'll bring home $16.5 million after taxes.

Looks like college expenses are no longer a worry.

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