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The unclaimed Mega Millions jackpot of $1.337 million has finally been claimed. But Surprisingly, the prize was not asked by one person, but by two.
It should be remembered that the winning ticket to the July 29 draw in Des Plaines, Illinois was sold out, but the winners waited several weeks before asking for money.
however, Earlier today, Illinois lottery officials announced that two people have come forward as winners. The two had previously agreed that they would split the money if they won, and it turns out they did it pretty big.
According to Emilia Mazur, a spokeswoman for Camelot Illinois, special director for the Illinois Lottery, she said the winners preferred to remain anonymous and showed up at just the right time to ask for the money in one cash payment. The deadline for this option was next September 27, as reported by NPR.
If they do not attend, they will have to receive the award in annual installments for 29 years.
It should be noted that Illinois is one of the 16 states in the United States where the winners can choose to remain anonymous, which is why we will not know their identities.
The reason the winners didn’t raise their money is I’ve spent the past few weeks working with professional legal and financial advisors to make the award claim process as smooth as possibleIn addition to having a plan on how to invest it.
The winning numbers in this raffle were: 13-36-45-57-67, Mega Ball: 14.
This is the third largest prize ever won in the entire history of the country.
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