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$1.337 Billion Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in Des Plaines has finally been claimed

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