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$61M California lottery winner says jackpot hasn't sunk in

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Posted at 1:10 PM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 16:10:50-04

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California man who hit a $61 million lottery jackpot says it hasn't really sunk in that he's finally won.

The California Lottery announced Monday that David Trapp, a longtime player, won the April 28 draw of the Mega Millions game. He correctly picked all five numbers plus the Mega number.

The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/2rmh5Hh ) Trapp, per tradition, used the birthdays of family members as his numbers.

Trapp said in a statement that he has a hard time seeing himself as a millionaire but he's ready for the change.

He can receive $61 million spread out in annual payments over 30 years or get $37.2 million right away.

The Laguna Hills 7-Eleven that sold the ticket will receive a $305,000 bonus.