We no longer have to wonder about the fate of that over-one-billion-dollar jackpot…
Two winners came forward to claim their prize. The winning ticket was bought at a Speedway gas station in Des Plaines. They decided to accept one lump sum of $780.5 million.
Wisely, they chose not to reveal their name as Illinois lets winners stay anonymous if they choose to after winning a prize of over $250,000.
It’s been two months since the drawing made some lucky individual an overnight multimillionaire. The jackpot was the third-largest lottery prize ever.
Source: Chicago Tribune