Thursday, February 20, 2014

Kansas Surgeon Claims Mega Millions Prize

A surgeon from Kansas who won a $1 million Mega Millions prize in December had no idea he'd won until last week when he finally got around to checking his ticket.

Orthopedic surgeon, Truett Swaim, 60, told lottery officials he doesn't expect his new found wealth will change much about his everyday life, but said he will probably work a little less, spend a few more hours on the golf course, and take some extra vacations.

Mega Millions is the biggest jackpot game in America. Jackpots start at $15 million and other prizes range from $1 to $1 million. Numbers are drawn on Tuesday and Friday at 23:00 (ET). Friday's Mega Millions game is offering players the chance to win a massive $172 million jackpot.