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Woman who won $23M lottery forgot ticket in car

Woman who won $23M lottery forgot ticket in car

CREATED Nov 2, 2012

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A California woman who didn't know she had a jackpot-winning $23 million lottery ticket in her car has come forward to claim her fortune.

The San Bernardino County Sun reports the Palmdale woman's daughter recognized her from a newspaper photo of the supposed winner, captured on the liquor store's surveillance camera.

Lottery officials say they'll release more details about the woman's identity at a press conference Friday in San Bernardino.

Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso says she just never checked her ticket until her daughter showed her the photo in the newspaper. The woman then went to her car and found the winning ticket.

The woman had until Nov. 26 to claim the prize.