FREMONT (CBS13) – Surveillance video released of a wanted man suspected of winning over $50 million.
And, what do you know; he turned up pretty fast, just in time for a press conference.
It’s a first and pretty unusual move for the California Lottery.
He bought the Mega Millions ticket last month in the bay area and had no idea a $1 investment turned into a $52 million payout.
It took just a few hours to go from the mug shot to the money shot.
It’s big smiles, a big check, and an even bigger payday to end this month-long Mega Millions mystery.
You can bet they’re happy. Bladimir Agnite, an unemployed printer, picked the $52 million winning ticket at a liquor store in Fremont.
People line up looking for luck after hearing about the huge jackpot and the where-in-the-world search for the winner.
“So happy that God had given me a chance to make some guy rich,” said the store employee.
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.