In a first and pretty unusual move for the California Lottery, they released surveillance video of a wanted man: he was suspected of winning more than $50 million.
A man who bought a winning Mega Millions ticket last month in the bay area had no idea a $1 investment had turned into a $52 million return, but it took only a few hours to go from the mug shot to the money shot. Bladimir Agnite, an unemployed printer, picked the $52 million winning ticket at a liquor store in Fremont.
What made the case of the missing winner even more puzzling, Bladimir’s wife scanned the ticket at some stores to see if it was worth something. “Two in Raley’s, one in the liquor store, I guess,” said Bladimir.
The machine just said “See cashier.” But they didn’t.
They saw Bladimir’s picture instead when the lottery posted it; and now they’ll see a lifetime of luxury.
(Source: Mike Dello Stritto, CBS Local Sacramento, sacramento.cbslocal.com)