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Ticket Holder Who Won $1.3 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot Last Month Still Hasn't Claimed Prize!

The winner of the $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot may not be aware they’ve won this life-changing prize

Last month, an Illinois resident purchased the winning ticket at a Speedway gas station in Des Plaines, about 20 miles outside Chicago, according to the Illinois Lottery. But as of last Friday (August 26), they have yet to claim their prize, an Illinois Lottery official confirms to PEOPLE. Lottery officials are now urging everybody in the state to check their old tickets one more time, just to make sure they aren't holding onto a winner. While the winner has 12 months from the date of the draw to claim their prize, they only have 60 days from the date of the draw to choose the cash option or annual payments, per Illinois Lottery rules. The lump-sum cash option will yield a payout of an estimated $742.2 million. Under Illinois regulations, those who win a prize of $125,000 or more can choose to remain anonymous. This jackpot is the second largest in the 20-year history of the lottery. The July 29 winning ticket matched all six numbers — white balls 13, 36, 45, 47 and 67 — plus the gold Mega Ball 14. Source News : Published 26-August-2022


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