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Winner of Mega Millions prize identified

Posted: 11:05 AM, May 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-22 12:05:40-04

The Louisiana Lottery has identified the person who won $20,000 recently in a Mega Millions drawing as Dave Thomas.

"I was watching Good Morning America and Dave Baker – of KATC – came on to give the weather. Then he said ‘If you bought a Mega Millions ticket in Valero at the corner of Moss and Pont des Mouton, you might want to check your ticket," Winner David Thomas told Lottery officials. "I thought ‘No way," but sure enough, I won $20,000!"

Thomas purchased the winning ticket for the May 15 drawing at Valero Corner Store #365. He plans to use his $20,000 to go on a vacation, the Lottery reports. 

David and his wife Christine claimed the winning ticket at the Lottery’s Lafayette office on May 16.