$536M Mega Millions Lotto Jackpot Has Been Claimed

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Indiana lottery officials report that the winners of the $536 million Mega Millions lotto jackpot have come forward to collect their enormous windfall. The winners have preferred to keep their identities private for the time being, so they appointed a representative to accept their prize on their behalf. 

The Hoosier Lottery spokesman by the name of Dennis Rosebrough said that the winners have decided to accept their massive cheque using a representative. The representative is apparently a close family friend of theirs. The representative will also be the one attending the news conference for the massive Mega Millions win. 

Indiana law allows the prize to be collected by a legal trust, which helps the winners retain their privacy and anonymity. This was the only winning Mega Millions ticket in the $536 million draw. The ticket was sold in Cambridge City, a town of only 2,000 residents just 50 miles East of Indianapolis. 

As one can imagine, the small town has been abuzz since the news surfaced that the winners of such an enormous Mega Millions jackpot came from the town. The ticket was sold at a local gas station named ‘Speedway.’ There might be a chance that the winner isn’t a local, though, because the busy interstate highway is next to it. Lottery officials are not exactly sure yet due to limited details about the winners. 

“It will be exciting to see who it is,” said Beth Leisure. Beth is the town’s chamber of commerce and runs a few antique shops which she is well known for in the town. She added, “I hope it’s someone local. That would be nice. Someone who loves this town.” 

It’s not an uncommon occurrence for big jackpots like these to be claimed by representatives. For example, in 2012, a Hoosier Lottery prize worth $34,5 million was collected by a corporation set up by the winners themselves so that they could keep their names hidden. 

The winner has the choice of claiming the prize in the form of a 30-year annuity, or as a lump sum option which amounts to $378 million before taxes. 

This is the third-biggest lottery jackpot to be won in the history of the Mega Millions lottery. 

The next Mega Millions lotto jackpot is €41 million. Get your tickets now if you want to sail off into the sunset as a multi-millionaire! 


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