Bakersfield man wins $51M Mega Millions jackpot

FRESNO, Calif.

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Lottery officials introduced Ronnie Orender of Bakersfield as the sole winner of a big jackpot.

Orender gave his mother money to purchase the winning ticket at a Bakersfield Mobil gas station.

After taxes he'll receive a lump sum of about $24.2 million. Orender says he was a bundle of nerves after finding out he had the winning ticket.

Ronnie Orender said, "I had 3 to 4 beers … I felt 100% better and I don't drink."

Orender says he plans on purchasing a house, some cars, and donating to charity.

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