how much is the reward
On Friday, July 29, the third largest lottery jackpot ever drawn in the US was $1.337 billion. This amount is Rs 10,555 crore in Indian currency. According to an online site lottery officials have confirmed that the winning numbers – 13, 36, 45, 57 and 67 and the Mega Ball of 14 – match only one ticket across the country. That is, there is only one winner.
The world’s biggest jackpot ever was a Powerball draw from 2016 of $1.586 billion, divided between the three winning ones. This means that July’s Mega Millions winner has the second-highest single ticket jackpot ever.
where are the tickets sold
Illinois lottery officials have confirmed that tickets worth billions of dollars were sold at the Speedway gas station and convenience store in Des Plaines, a small town of about 60,000. The city is located about 17 miles northwest of Chicago and is the location of most of the filing for the 1985 film The Breakfast Club at the now-closed Maine North High School.
lottery winner not claimed
The lottery winner has not claimed his prize yet. It is believed that they could claim the money anonymously to avoid risk. The lottery winner can be any man or woman.
Speculation market is hot
Illinois Department of Lotteries director Harold Mays said, “We don’t know whether the person even knows that he won a big prize. Given that the winning ticket was sold at a gas station, it is possible that the lucky winner may have just passed by and is now away from there. In addition, the speedway where the ticket was purchased is only five miles from O’Hare International Airport, meaning the winner could have traveled basically anywhere. Choosing not to remain anonymous in such cases is one of many difficult decisions that lottery winners must make. In fact it puts their lives in danger and can attract the attention of some bad people. Experts out there are saying that given the financial implications of receiving such a huge amount, the winner should definitely consider hiring a team of professionals to ensure that the money comes right to him.