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The mystery of Tipton, Iowa's winning million dollar lottery ticket has been solved.

On Monday, May 19, 2014, the Iowa Lottery announced 58-year-old Richard Watson of Belton, Mo., was the holder of the winning ticket.

They say Watson travels for his job and purchased the ticket while in Tipton while getting fuel.

He said he hadn't checked his ticket for winning numbers yet.

According to Lottery officials, Watson was contacted with help from the Kum & Go gas station company and Watson's bank.

He says he received a call from his bank telling him to contact the Iowa Lottery offices.

Watson said that due to his travels for work, he set the winning ticket aside and didn't check it against the winning numbers.

He said he has tickets from several different states that he hasn't checked, but he plans to do that soon.

After $250,000 of federal withholding and $50,000 of state withholding, Watson will receive $700,000.

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