Mega Millions $1.34B Jackpot Still Unclaimed by Winner
The second-largest Mega Millions jackpot is still unclaimed nearly one month after the lucky numbers were drawn.
Illinois Lottery officials on Thursday announced those with tickets for the July 29 drawing to check their numbers soon.
The winning ticket, redeemable for a jackpot of $1.337 billion over 30 years or a lump sum of around $780 million, was sold at a Speedway gas station and convenience store in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines.
Winners have up to 12 months to redeem their tickets.
"For a prize of this magnitude, it's not unusual for a winner to take a little bit longer to claim the prize as they may want to seek professional legal and financial advice prior to claiming," Illinois Lottery spokesperson Emilia Mazur said
The winning numbers for the jackpot drawing were 13, 36, 45, 57, and 67, with a Mega Ball of 14.
The drawing also had an optional Megaplier of 2X, which does not apply to the top prize.
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