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Mega Millions winner finally claims his $1.337 million!

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  • After days of looking for the lucky winner, he appears to claim his prize.
  • New details about the anonymous winner are revealed.
  • How will he collect his money? Here the details!

Can you imagine winning the lottery and having no idea about it? Well, this happened to the lucky $1.337 million winner. And he was the only one who didn’t realize it at the time of his win. While the media and Mega Millions were looking everywhere for him, the lucky winner finally appeared to claim his prize.

Outlets such as ABC News, reported that lottery officials revealed how the lucky person ended up at the offices to claim his prize. In addition, some previously unknown details about the winner were released.

Time to claim the money was running out

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A few days ago Mega Millions announced the winning numbers for the $1,337 million dollar jackpot. However, realizing that they could not find the lucky ticket holder, the company announced that they only had seven days to claim the money.

Somehow, the lucky winner was able to get to his money in time and claim it. Although the identity of the new millionaire is not known, ABC News reported that the anonymous person bought his ticket at a Speedway #425 gas station located at 885 T. Touhy Ave. in the city of Des Plaines, which is located 20 miles northeast of Chicago. Filed Under: Mega Millions Winner

One of the biggest prizes

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According to the state lottery, companies receive 1% in the jackpot drawings, as well as in scratch-off games where up to $500,000 can be offered. The lottery office also announced that this has been one of biggest jackpots of all time.

The six winning numbers in the draw were: 67, 45, 57, 36 and 13, with 14 being the Megaball. The Illinois lottery announced that they would not release information about the lucky winner to protect their privacy. Filed Under: Mega Millions Winner

How is he going to collect his payment?

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According to CNN, they have been analyzing the way in which lucky winners split the jackpot will receive their payments. The first option would be to receive a sum of around $949 million in annual payments for 29 years.

On the other hand, there is also the option of receiving $780 million in a single cash payment However, the winners must pay state and federal taxes on the full amount. Finally, the lottery announced that the winners decided to ask for their $780 million in a single payment. Filed Under: Mega Millions Winner

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