$14 million lottery winner from North Coast

A North Coast resident holding a lucky lottery ticket purchased at a Lake County market stepped forward Monday to claim a $14 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot.

The winner, who was not identified by lottery officials, will be introduced today at a news conference at the California Lottery office in Sacramento.

Two winning tickets were sold and will split the $28 million jackpot from Saturday's lottery drawing.

The unidentified North Coast resident bought one of the winning tickets at the Oaks Red & White Store on Highway 20 in the middle of Clearlake Oaks.

The other winner, who had not come forward on Monday, purchased a ticket in Milpitas.

Jodie Nylander, who runs the family-owned store, said she had heard nothing about the winner.

Told that the winner reportedly was a local person, Nylander said, "That's awesome. That's what we were hoping."

The lucky ticket entitles the winner to a prize estimated at $10.3 million in cash. To put the windfall in perspective, Lake County's 28,885 households had a median income of $35,991 last year, according to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.

That amount is about 60 percent of the $61,020 median household income in Sonoma County.

Lake County government's current general fund budget is $56.6 million, according to the the county's website.

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