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Bakersfield family wins $17 million

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

With so much attention on Friday's whopping Mega Millions lottery, it's easy to forget there are several other California lottery jackpots to be won on any given day. A Bakersfield family got a $17 million dollar reminder on Tuesday.

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Teresa Seranno and her family made the trip to Fresno to pick-up a big cardboard check. Soon they'll get a real one from California Lottery officials worth $17 million. Teresa matched all six numbers in Saturday's Super Lotto drawing. The Serranos came to the United States from Mexico and their daughter says the jackpot will help complete a very important task in their hometown.

Teresa's husband works at Ikea in Bakersfield and he says he does not plan to quit his job.

The couple opted for the lump-sum payment, which means they'll get more than $8 million after taxes.

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