Two people applied to claim the $1.337 million US Mega Millions jackpot after it emerged in late July that one ticket had been won by the raffle and had been sold in a suburb of Chicago.
Lottery officials said Wednesday that both winners, who chose to remain anonymous, chose to receive a one-time payment of $780.5 million.
The Illinois Lottery reported that prize From the July 29 draw, which was the third prize The country’s largest lottery, demanded by two people who agreed to divide prize if they win
Officials said they couldn’t share any information about the winners, except to say they had to be completely “over the moon” with their prize.
They added that the two individuals have spent the past few weeks working with professional legal and financial advisors to advise them through 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, the winning ticket was purchased at the Speedway gas station in Des Plaines, which also includes a convenience store.
The winning numbers were: 13-36-45-57-67, Mega Ball: 14.
The prize The main has grown a lot because no one has matched all six numbers chosen in the game since April 15th. There have been 29 consecutive draws without a winner prize Fat.