PALMDALE, Calif. (November 2, 2012)--A California woman who didn't know she had a jackpot-winning $23 million lottery ticket in her car has finally come forward to claim her fortune.
The San Bernardino County Sun reported that the Palmdale woman's daughter recognized her from a newspaper photo of the supposed winner, captured on a surveillance camera in the liquor store where the ticket was sold.
Lottery officials said they would release more details about the woman's identity at a press conference Friday in San Bernardino.
Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso says she just never checked her ticket until her daughter showed her the photo in the newspaper.
The woman then went to her car and found the winning ticket.
The woman had until Nov. 26 to claim the prize.