Mega Millions Seeks $1.337 Million Winner As Powerball Grows
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The lottery Mega Millions is still waiting for the $1.337 million dollar prize to be claimed for last Friday’s winner.
“We have not yet heard from the winner. We don’t know if… he even knows he won an award. So I encourage everyone to check their ticket,” Illinois Lottery Director Harold Mays said Saturday in Chicago.
Although the prize was originally less than $1.3 billion, the day’s sales added up to $1.337 million, officials confirmed.
At the same time, the premium lottery bag, Powerball, grew on Saturday night to $187 million dollarsas there is no winner, keeping the fever for a “higher prize” in force.
The authorities also explained that the prize is greater due to the accumulation in the last hours.
Although located Mega Millions winner can remain anonymousbut regularly the lottery offices inform when the money was claimed and how it has been requested.
The winning ticket was purchased at a Speedway gas station in Des Plaines, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, authorities confirmed.
That doesn’t mean whoever bought it lives in the neighborhood.
The winning numbers were 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and a Mega Ball of 14. Whoever won the prize can claim the cash and pay $780 million.
If the person decides to divide the earnings, they will be delivered annually.
There is a fever for the purchase of tickets, on Friday the Jackpocket application registered saturation more than an hour before the end of the time limit to participate.
The convenience store at the Speedway gas station will receive $500,000 for selling the winning ticket.
“We are delighted to have witnessed one of the biggest jackpots in Mega Millions history. We can’t wait to find out who won and hope to congratulate the winner soon!“, said in a press release Pat McDonald, principal director of the Mega Millions Consortium.
Now the lottery has a jackpot of $20 million dollars.