One of two Mega Millions winners revealed
Carolyn and Jim McCullar of Washington will split the $380 million prize with a winner in Idaho.
January 6th, 2011
06:26 PM ET

One of two Mega Millions winners revealed

Mega Millions jackpot winner Jim McCullar and his wife, Carolyn, of Ephrata, Washington, stepped forward on Thursday to claim their half of the $380 million prize.

The other winner, in Idaho, has yet to come forward.

McCullar bought the ticket at a Safeway store in Ephrata using a combination of his and his wife's birthdays. This was the second time the numbers have brought them luck. He won $18,000 in Keno a few years ago, he said.

A jovial McCullar described the moment he and his wife confirmed they had the winning numbers, sitting in front of their computer with the ticket in hand and the Washington lottery website opened.

Changing the world with $380 million

"I said, 'look at this and look at that.' She looked and she studied, and she looked and she studied, and she looked at me and she screamed," he said. 

"Tears started flowing down and I looked at her and I started crying. All she could say was, 'is this real, is this real?' And I says, 'I pinched myself already. We're awake and this is real.'"

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    Why does the jackpot never hit in New York..?

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    get a financial advisor figure out to much to invest in low risks stocks like the other winner did and you'll be a billionare in roughly 5 years...enjoy and remember money cant buy happiness only God can provide that.

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