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Pool of 5 Claims Last Share of Lotto Jackpot

METRO DIGEST / Local News in Brief

February 24, 1990

George Carpenter of Long Beach came forward Friday to claim the last share of Wednesday's record $68.56-million Lotto jackpot, state lottery officials said.

Carpenter, who represents a group of five people who pooled their money to buy tickets, said, "It sure beats Social Security."

Two other Southern California winners--Joan Young of Laguna Niguel and Lydia Neufeld of Simi Valley--joined Carpenter at a news conference Friday. Young, who moved to Southern California a year and half ago with her family, said they plan to travel. Neufeld said she wants to build a Pentecostal church for her pastor, and her husband, Dave, a building contractor who is concerned about the environment, wants to support the Coalition Against Gill Net Fishing off the Southern California coast.

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