Campus: San Josť State University -- April 15, 2000


Student Wins $10M on Web Sweepstakes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A San Jose college student won $10 million Saturday in an Internet company promotion, and said he will use some of the money to buy his parents a house.

"I'm so in shock right now. I'm speechless," Lee Truong, 24, said by telephone from a studio at CBS.

Truong was selected randomly from among four finalists in the "iWon.com Annual $10 Million Giveaway" special, which CBS televised live two days before Tax Day (The IRS gets nearly $3.5 million of the prize).

Truong said he planned to buy a house for his parents, who run a family restaurant. He said they haven't had a day off since fleeing South Vietnam on April 30, 1975.

The family lived in Winston-Salem, N.C., before moving to San Jose, where Truong is a graphics design student at San Jose State University.

The iWon.com giveaway was the culmination of a gimmick in which the Web portal company periodically dispensed prize money to people who visited its site.

CBS owns a majority share in the company.



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