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If anyone knows what to do with an extra $5.8 million, it's Martin Peltzer. Sure, he's blown a few bucks on limos. And he's going to buy his dream Porsche.

"I anticipate a few extravagant expenditures in the first year," Maryland's latest lottery megawinner said yesterday. But after buying some initial fun, "it's investment."

Mr. Peltzer, 37, a certified public accountant from Reisterstown who works for a Westminster accounting firm, picked up his giant facsimile check yesterday outside the High's convenience store on Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills.

His wife, Lois, snatched up a smaller check -- the real one -- the first of 20 annual after-tax installments of $190,000.

"It's been a nonstop celebration," she added, bouncing her 17-month old daughter, Lisa.

Mr. Peltzer's winning ticket, with the numbers 15-30-33-35-36-47, took the entire jackpot in the July 13 Lotto drawing.

Mr. Peltzer said he plans to continue in his accounting job.

"I'm looking forward to being able to sleep . . . but I will still work," he said.

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