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you for joining us, see you at welcome to "world news." tonight, megamystery. the question everyone is asking, who got the winning ticket in the record-shattering lottery. and that pot of money, it turns out it was even bigger than we thought. anger and action, thousands take to the streets with signs and t-shirts and hoodies, demanding the arrest of trayvon martin's killer. credit card alert. an intense investigation into a security breach that could involve millions of mastercard and visa accounts. what you need to know about keeping your information safe. and sale of the century. from marilyn monroe, charlie chaplin to charlton heston. the clothes, the costumes, the memories, all up for sale tonight. it's lights, camera, auction!
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good evening, since i'm here and working this saturday night. we know one thing for certain about megamillion, i didn't win. but tonight a nation full of people holding worthless slips of paper want to know, who did. who are the lucky new members of the 1%. here's what we do know. there were winning tickets sold in three states, maryland, kansas and illinois. if you haven't checked yet the numbers were 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 and the megaball was 23. we learned the sales were so strong the final jackpot is a jaw-dropping $656 million. 656 million split three ways. not too shabby. we begin with david kerley, in maryland near baltimore where one of the winning tickets was sold. david. >> reporter: jake, sold at this machine, now, which is very famous, and what's surprising is that the winner purchased that ticket late, and only had one
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chance to win. it's megamillions -- >> reporter: millions of us invested in these little ball, >> up next we have 38 -- >> reporter: pushing the world record jackpot to $656 million. >> play on, america! >> reporter: and across america, those three winning tickets. in northeast, kansas, red bud, illinois, near st. louis, and north of baltimore, where, at this 7 eleven store last night. at 7:15, just hours before the drawing, someone put down $1, and this machine spit out a quick-pick winner, one-third of the jackpot, more than $218 million. >> i'm hoping that it's somebody that i know. maybe they can help me out or something. treat me to a cup of coffee, or pay my car off or something. >> reporter: but the winner is a complete mystery, and it might stay that way. >> we know the store sold the ticket. we may never know who bought the ticket. >> in maryland, we do not
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require winners of lottery to perform publicity. >> reporter: kansas has the same rule. >> congratulations to the winner. >> reporter: but that illinois winner who bought at this motomart, will have to reveal him or herself and red bud is a small farming town of only 3500. >> i would say the energy level has been a little high today. everything is super excited. >> reporter: while the jackpot winners quiet so far. evelyn ward wasted no time bringing in her ticket. four number, 150 bucks. >> i feel like a winner. i am a winner, though. >> you got the 23 twice? >> yeah. >> you just won, you got 4 bucks. it's not 213 million but it's 4, right? >> what about the rest of us, those who stood in line for hours. did you see this in california? tonight, most of us have those pieces of paper worth just about nothing. >> i play here all of the time. i don't know. i wish it was me. i wish it was me.
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>> reporter: don't we all. and here's the good news for this 7 eleven store, they get a bonus, $100,000. not bad, jake. >> david kerley, thanks. now to florida where the streets of sanford near orlando were flooded with thousands of demonstrators yesterday. thousand protesting the killing of trayvon martin. a month after the black teenager was shot to death the protesters headed to the police department to promise to keep marching until an arrest is made. reporting tonight, a new member of the abc news team, alex perez. alex. >> reporter: jake, thanks for the welcome. the frustration among trayvon's supporters is still boiling over. today's rally is not as big as rallies held in the past but the message just as loud. protesters from across the south join local families who have been rallying for weeks here in trayvon's home town of sanford. they are united with one clear voice, with one clear message. the immediate arrest of george zimmerman.
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>> many demonstrators got up bright and early, and got on buses and made their way to different parts of florida in sanford. for them, this rally was too important to miss. >> we can put a black man in the white house. but we can't walk a black child through a gated area in sanford, florida. >> reporter: civil rights leaders denied earlier rumors, they called for a boycott of sanford businesses, but aren't stopping until zimmerman is behind bars. >> we're not going back to the days people were killed and nobody did nothing about it. there will be justice for trayvon martin. >> reporter: many parents said they made this trip to sanford for their children. >> i'm fighting for every child that's black and not white. >> this is not a black and white thing. it's being made that this by this injustice. >> reporter: george zimmerman remains in hiding after receiving several threats against his life. there are several similar rallies planned, across the country on sunday. jake. >> thanks, and welcome again the
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newest member of the abc news team, alex perez, we're happy to have you. also in florida, witnesses said it looks like a war zone when gunman took aim at a group of mourners outside a funeral home in miami. two people were killed and a dozen other, including a 5-year-old girl were wounded in the shooting. next a consumer watch daog report for creditors, he attacked and as many as 10 million accounts have been hit. who is at risk? how can you protect your account? abc's tanya rivero has answers. >> reporter: we rely on credit cards for the smallest purchases. >> i use my credit card for coffee purchase, groceries -- >> reporter: when a blogger broke the news that millions of mastercard and visa accounts may have been compromised there was panic and questions from card holders. the security breach didn't target the card companies themselves, but instead a third
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party that processes millions of our transactions each day. a company called global payments. >> global payments is one of the major pros processors in the united states. if the bad guys got into their system which they admitted they did. they potentially could have taken 10 million or more cards. >> reporter: most people assume when they swipe their credit cards that the information goes straight to the bank, but it turns out it makes a few stops along the way. from the merchant it first goes to a payment process company, like global payments. then to your credit card company, and finally to your bank for approval. critics say payment processing companies don't have the same level of security as banks making them a target for thieves. to protect yourself experts say don't overlook the small charge on your statement you don't remember making. thieves often test cards before going in for the big purchases. jake. >> thank you, tanya. we have another consumer
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story involving new battle lines being drawn over bpa. that's a chemical found in plastic bottles and canned foods. friday the food and drug administration announced they are refusing to ban bpa saying there's not enough evidence that it's harmful and people say it acts like estrogen and can be linked to cancer and heart disease, vow their fight is not over. here's abc's jim avila. >> all right. let's see what you got. >> reporter: lori has three boys she's determined to keep away from plastic bottles and canned food containing the chemical bpa. >> as a mom i want to make sure what i'm giving to my children is safe for them. >> reporter: since moms began complaining about bpa in baby product, most infant supplies no longer contain the chemical, and many household goods advertise they are bpa-free. still it's pervasive and not always labeled. >> i'm concerned about cancer, concerned about reproductive issues. should we as moms have to do this? why isn't our government protecting us?
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>> reporter: but the fda, with concerns about lawsuits against it, ruled that there's not enough scientific proof that bpa is harmful in humans to ban it. >> fda's decision is based upon the best available science, it's strong, compelling and tells us that products on the market today are safe for use. >> reporter: the national defense resources council petitioned the government to ban bpa in 2008 and said the fda made the wrong call. >> we do think the fda is out of step with scientific and medical research. we believe they've not shown bpa is safe in the food supply. >> reporter: the fda said the petition did not have the scientific data needed to change the current regulations so it will not change the rules. >> moms are powerful. we're not going to buy your products that contain bpa. we're not going to stand for this. it's not fair. we're talking about our children. >> reporter: it's possible moms like lori will win out. the fda said it will continue to
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fund research and this is not the final ruling on bpa. jim avila, abc news, new york. politics next "your voice, your vote." all eyes on the badger state tonight. the republican candidates are criss-crossing wisconsin, with polls showing mitt romney leading santorum there. there's also voting in d.c. and maryland tuesday. it's expected this will be the week that mitt romney passes the halfway mark to 1144 delegates needed for the nomination. be sure to catch "this week" tomorrow morning when paul ryan who just endorsed mitt romney, to face democratic representative, chris van hollen on gas price, health care in 2012. plus, and coulter joins george stephanopoulos at the "roundtable." turning overseas to the hot spot syria and iran, and a high level meeting between the u.s. and six arab meetings.
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secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in turkey and reena ninen is in istanbul. you've been telling us about the extraordinary conversation about the u.s. arming gulf states. >> reporter: that's right, jake, the white house wants to coordinate with saudi arabia and its gulf neighbors, a new defense policy that would include arming them with defense mechanisms to protect from incoming fire from iran's medium and short-range rockets. they're looking at possibly the s.a.d. and patriot missile systems. some countries have these in place, they are looking to advance them even further. secretary clinton discussed a time table on iran saying that diplomacy is not open-ended, jake. >> and this comes as syria has continued the brutal crackdown. with leaders at the conference also discussing just how supportive to be of the syrian rebels. is everyone on the same page? >> the fighting has stopped but it's continuing there. saudi arabia and gulf neighbors would like to see the white house arm these rebels but the white house is not prepared to do that right now. the focus will continue to be on getting more humanitarian aid to syria.
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jake. thanks, reena. still ahead on "world news" this saturday. notorious gangs targeting teenage girls in the suburbs. how they lure them from the high schools into the dangerous sex trade. and bidding on legend, items from hollywood royalty to real royalty, from presidents to super heroes. what would you pay for a bit of history? people really love snapshot from progressive, but don't just listen to me. listen to these happy progressive customers. i plugged in snapshot, and 30 days later, i was saving big on car insurance. i was worried it would be hard to install. but it's really easy. the better i drive, the more i save. i wish our company had something this cool. yeah. you're not... filming this, are you? aw! camera shy. snapshot from progressive. plug into the savings you deserve
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that's teenage sex trafficking is moving to the suburbs. this week, prosecutors broke up a gang that lured young girls into prostitution. and it happened in one of the country's wealthiest suburbs. for all those families that want to keepth children safe. it's an alarming new trend. here's abc's justice correspondent, pierre thomas. >> reporter: the crips, known for shootout, drugs and prostitution, you might not think you'll find them on the neatly manicured streets of suburbia, but think again. >> gangs will target anyone. >> reporter: this is a teenage girl from suburban northern virginia whose identity we're protecting. federal prosecutors said the crips turned her into a prostitute as part of a conspiracy to force high school girls as young as 16 into sex slaves. >> girls recruited by this gang were many cases girls who lived
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at home with their parents. good homes in good neighborhoods. >> reporter: gangs will go to schools and social media sites like facebook to find girls. they would flatter them and ask them if they wanted to make some money. once drawn in they use violence and drugs too force girls into prostitution. case in point, take the story of victim number five, age 17. victim five was scared and tried to back out when she found out what the job was. a gang member slammed her head against the window of a vehicle. she then cut her across the left forearm with a knife and gang members raped her. >> i fear for them. i fear for them. i hope they're safe. >> reporter: the gang advertised girls online and sometimes forced them to entertain it clients at this virginia motel. according to federal prosecutors the crips solicited as many as 800 girls. police were able to identify and save ten teenage victims. this new disturbing trend, police say, is the latest evidence of the explosion of gangs and a sign they could be
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reaching into your neighborhood pierre thomas, abc news, washington. when we come back, children in the prison of fear that is obsessive compulsive disorder. one mother's struggle to get close to her daughter literally one inch at a time. er daughter literally one inch at a time. you can part a crowd, without saying a word. you have yet to master the quiet sneeze. you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts. well, muddlers, muddle no more. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because zyrtec® starts working at hour 1 on the first day you take it. claritin® doesn't start working until hour 3. zyrtec®. love the air.
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it's a it's a condition that traps people in constant fear, obsessive compulsive disorder, by some estimates it affects 5 million americans and about 1 million of them are children. when you have a child suffering from ocd it often becomes an all-out battle to unlock the child you know is still within. later tonight a special two-hour "20/20," here's the man that normally sits in this chair with a preview, david muir. >> reporter: inside this suburban office building in new jersey, a small, yellow room, where a battle is about to play out right in front of our camera. 15-year old bridget looks like your typical teenager on the outside, but inside, she is wrestling to break free from unimaginable fear. and on this day, her progress is measured in inches. >> what do you think? >> reporter: the woman at the other end of the sofa is about to move from her chair to the
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couch. >> tell me what's going on inside. >> she got so close, and she's never been this close before. >> reporter: that woman who has bridget so terrified is her own mother. bridget has been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder. her particular obsession, an irrational fear that her own family is somehow contaminated and because of that contamination, she can't be with them. long before the worries, bridget was a beautiful little girl, growing up with her brothers, a standout swimmer in the pool. her ocd started with a need to be perfect, but it morphed into something worse. doctor david rosenberg is convinced bridget, and the estimated one million other children in america who battle forms of ocd can conquer it. in a ground-breaking study, his team at the children's hospital of michigan is now looking closely at the mris of children who have ocd. >> it's chemical. it's physiological. >> we can see it on an mri.
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>> they know a brain chemical. glutimate is critically involved in ocd and it acts as a like switch. and that light switch is broken. >> they never get the all clear sound the brain's arousal signal gives the message that you have to keep checking over and over. >> reporter: with these mris, doctors now believe they can reset that part of the brain. with bridget eight therapy sessions in, she's about to reach a major milestone. >> just stay with it. just hold on. >> reporter: this is the first time bridget has touched her mother in four months. >> there it is. >> reporter: tonight, see what those mris reveal and we take you inside the therapy room as david follows three children who fight to overcome their paralyzing fear. a two-hour edition of "20/20" "my extreme affliction" tonight at a special time of 9:00 eastern. coming up a beverly hills auction puts movie history on
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finally tonight, if you love movies, and if you've got the money, have we got the beverly hills auction for you. this is the weekend to bid on some legendary memorabilia. ♪ >> reporter: from silent film stars -- to high tech super heroes -- ♪ i can hear the river call >> reporter: hollywood royalty, to a real-life princess. julien's auction house is selling the sale of more than 800 precious pieces. charlie chaplin's iconic cane, his signature bowler hat -- and this suit chaplin wore on screen. speaking of suits, there's this superman get-up worn by christopher reeve. and the first items from wlitny houston's estate. remember these earrings from "the bodyguard" clothes from classics. the riding jacket clark gable wore in "gone with the wind."
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>> i knew you would do it. >> there is no freedom without the law. >> reporter: the robe charlton heston wore as moses, and the mighty stone tablet, actually made of fiberglass, that were the ten commandments. from hollywood's golden age -- this outfit -- pantaloons to be precise, worn by marilyn monroe in "the river of no return." >> pretty fancy for the northwest. >> reporter: plus pieces of history. this dress worn by princess, diana. a rocking chair made in 1916, used the jfk, in the private bedroom of the white house as he tried to relieve his bad back. a precious piece of history. and we got word that that rocking chair sold for $84,000. that's "world news" tore this saturday. be sure to catch "gma" and "this week" first thing in the morning. thanks for watching, good night.
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>> ama: lots of rain and wind for the first lady's visit the bay area today. good evening, and thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. we'll get back to the first lady in a few minutes. first, this morning's storm has caused a lot of problems in the bay area, including downed trees and mudslides. sergio quintana is live with the details. >> reporter: the california highway patrol had a six-mile stretch of pan ram -- pan ram -- panorama highway. a road that is mostly used by locals. the rain-soaked hillslide


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