$126M Mega Millions winners finally step forward

The winners of July 22?s $126 million Mega Millions jackpot finally stepped forward Monday after months of waiting. Mario and Clelia Lopes, who have two adult children, say they wanted to get all of

News 12 Staff

Dec 9, 2008, 12:43 AM

Updated 5,696 days ago

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The winners of July 22?s $126 million Mega Millions jackpot finally stepped forward Monday after months of waiting.
Mario and Clelia Lopes, who have two adult children, say they wanted to get all of their affairs in order before coming forward. The couple is originally from Portugal and doesn?t speak much English, but they have resided in the Garden State for more than 30 years.
After taxes, the Lopes family will be getting a $76 million lump sum. The couple has not made any big purchases yet.


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