Two people who wish to remain anonymous have claimedAfter selling one ticket to participate in the raffle in late July in a suburb of Chicago, they chose to pay a total of $780.5 million, lottery officials said Wednesday.
The Illinois Lottery said the July 29 raffle prize, which was the third-largest lottery prize in the country, was awarded to two people who agreed to split the prize if they won.
The winners wish to remain anonymous, and the Illinois Lottery said it was unable to share any information about the winners except to say they had to be completely “over the moon” with their Mega Millions win. The possibility of the winner remaining anonymous varies by state.
Lottery officials said the two people have spent the past few weeks working with professional legal and financial advisors to support the claim process.
“These winners are now in an enviable position to decide what to do with their newfound wealth,” said Harold Mays, director of the Illinois Lottery.
According to megamillions.com, 1 motorbike grand prix winning ticket was purchasedIn Des Plaines.
The winning numbers were: 13-36-45-57-67, Mega Ball: 14.
The jackpot has grown exponentially because it hasn’t matched one of the six numbers chosen for the game since April 15th. That is 29 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner.
Mega Millions winners get one year from the date of the draw to claim their prize, according to lottery rules. Winners also have 60 days to choose whether they want the money in one go or smaller annual payments.
Winners aren’t the only ones who benefited from winning the Mega Millions. Illinois retailers generated $3.75 million in commissions and bonuses from selling tickets and lottery officials He said advance this month. Speedway that sold the winning ticket will receive a $500,000 reward, the New York Post mentioned.