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Winner of $400M jackpot keeps name a secret

Winner of $400M keeps name a secret

The winner of a $400 million Powerball jackpot cashed in his ticket Monday in South Carolina, but he told lottery officials that he wants to remain anonymous. The lottery released a few details about Wednesday's winner, who lives in Columbia. He stopped to get gas at a Murphy Express station and his wife told him to buy some hot dog buns. The store didn't sell buns, but after seeing the $400 million prize advertised, he bought $20 in lottery tickets instead. It was his second time playing the lottery, he told officials. South Carolina is one of six Powerball states that allow winners to refuse to let their identities be released.

First blacks join German parliament

A chemist and an actor — both with family roots in Senegal — have become Germany's first black federal lawmakers, according to election results released Monday. They were among 34 lawmakers with immigrant backgrounds to win seats in Sunday's parliamentary election, up from 21 in the previous term, said the Migration Media Service, which provides facts and figures on immigration in Germany. Karamba Diaby, 51, is a Senegalese-born chemist. Charles Huber, 56, is an actor born in Munich to a Senegalese father and a German mother. More than 500,000 people of recent African origin are believed to be living in Germany.

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