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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