Third largest in history… Illinois Residents Who Lived Together Received Lottery Divided As One-Time Payments
(Chicago = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Hyun = The winner of the $1.337 billion jackpot (about 1.9 trillion won), which attracted great attention as the third largest jackpot in the history of the US lottery, appeared 53 days after winning and receiving cash. in hand
According to the lottery authorities on the 21st (local time), two joint owners of the Mega Millions 1st prize lottery ticket worth $ 1.337 billion that gave winners on July 29 visited the Illinois State Lottery and received the winnings on the same day.
Lottery officials said shortly after the lottery that the winning lottery tickets were sold at a convenience store inside a gas station in Des Plains, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
The Illinois State Lottery said, “The co-owner of the winning lottery ticket purchased the lottery ticket in July when the jackpot was closed and the winnings were split.” The two people came together to claim the prize.
They chose the cash lump sum payment method and received $780.5 million (about 1.9 trillion won).
The Lottery said $500,000 (about 700 million won) was also paid to a speedway gas station in Death Plains, where the lucky lottery tickets were sold.
Illinois Lottery Commissioner Harold Mays said, “The two have been discussing the winnings claim process and management issues with legal and financial experts for several weeks from the moment they confirmed their winnings until recently.” They are said to be missing.
The lottery office said, “The identity of the winners cannot be revealed because they have chosen to remain anonymous.”
ABC News quoted an Illinois lottery official as saying, “To receive a lump sum, the winners must have applied for payment to the lottery office by the 27th at the latest.”
“In at least 16 states, including Illinois, the identity of the first prize winner of the lottery is kept anonymous,” he added.
In the Mega Millions lottery, you have to guess all 6 numbers, including 5 winning numbers and 1 Mega Ball bonus number, to win the first prize, and the chances are only 1 in 325 million of winning. The lottery is sold in 45 states, Washington, DC and Virginia. According to the Associated Press, the winning lottery number 13-36-45-57-67 and Mega Ball bonus number 14 is the third largest in US lottery history and the second largest in Mega Millions history.
Since April 15, there has been no winner 29 times in a row, so the prize money has snowballed.
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