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Published January 22, 2011, 12:00 AM

Holly Lahti in Undated Mugshot


In this undated photo provided by the Idaho Sheriff's Office, Holly Lahti is shown. Lahti burst into the spotlight a week ago in a feel-good story about a single mother who won a $190 million Mega Millions jackpot. Then came the mugshot: a thin young woman with disheveled brown hair, sporting a black eye and cuts and bruises on her face and neck. It turned out she was separated from a man who court records indicated had abused her, and now has a possible claim to some of the money through a quirk in Idaho law. Friends of Lahti are upset at all the attention paid to the decade-old mugshot, and say it does not reflect the devoted and hardworking young mother who has moved on from a troubled marriage. (AP Photo/Idaho Sheriff's Office)




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