From news dispatches:
The Jan. 2 $47 Million winner, in California, of the Mega Millions drawing turns out to be a 24-year-old former Farmer’s Insurance agent named Todd Moitz.
Moitz elected the cash option, which is worth $32 Million before taxes.
Moitz said he was overwhelmed by the news and hasn’t yet decided what to do with the money.
He said he usually buys two tickets, and he chooses the lottery numbers to play.
“You never actually expect (the numbers) to actually land,” he told California Lottery officials`. “It’s surreal. It’s a dream come true.”
Moitz said he pounded on his roommate’s door and had him verify the numbers matched those drawn.
Since then, Moitz said he’s been texting and calling relatives to share the news.
He avoided questions about what his first big purchase might be, where he might settle down and his relationship status. Nor was he sure of his future work plans.
“I really don’t know,” Moitz said. He did add that he would take care of his parents and sister.