Two folks declare the $1.34B Mega Tens of millions jackpot and vow to separate the prize, Illinois lottery says

CHICAGO — Two individuals who want to stay nameless have claimed a $1.337 billion Mega Tens of millions jackpot after a single ticket to the late July drawing was bought in a Chicago suburb, lottery officers mentioned Wednesday.

The Illinois Lottery mentioned the prize was claimed by two people who had agreed to separate the prize in the event that they gained.

The winners want to stay nameless, and the Illinois Lottery mentioned it was unable to share any details about the winners besides to say that they should be completely “over the moon” with their Mega Tens of millions win.

Lottery officers mentioned the winners opted to take the lump sum cost of $780.5 million. The lottery mentioned the 2 folks have spent the previous few weeks working with skilled authorized and monetary advisors to help the declare course of.

“These winners at the moment are within the enviable place of deciding what to do with their newfound fortune,” mentioned Illinois Lottery Director Harold Mays.

In response to, one jackpot-winning ticket was purchased on the finish of July at a Speedway fuel station and comfort retailer in Des Plaines.

The profitable numbers had been: 13-36-45-57-67, Mega Ball: 14.

The jackpot was the nation’s third-largest lottery prize. It grew so massive as a result of nobody had matched the sport’s six chosen numbers since April 15. That’s 29 consecutive attracts with out a jackpot winner.

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