Illinois Speedway That Sold $1.337 Million Mega Millions Winning Ticket Can Now Collect Its Half Million Dollars

If the winner of the Mega Millions “jackpot” does not collect his prize in a single payment, it will be given in the form of annuities.

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The Speedway in Illiniois that sold the winning $1.337 million Mega Millions ticket will now be able to collect their half-million-dollar commission.

On Wednesday, the Illinois Lottery confirmed that the winners of the draw on July 29 claimed the prize in a single payment just days before the deadline for that process was met.

The 27th of this month was the deadline for the winners to claim the money in a single receive about $780.5 million in taxes.

Players had 60 days from the date of the spin to opt for that payout option. In the opposite case, and if they request the prize in a period that does not exceed 12 months from the date of the draw, they would receive 29 annual payments.

With the culmination of the process, the lucky ones not only obtain the money that corresponds to them, but also the gas station at 885 of the East Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines for selling the winning ticket.

The winning numbers of the drawing were: 13-36-45-57-67, and the Mega Ball, 14.

Illinois Lottery officials indicated that two people decided to split the money from the winning ticket.

“The prize was shared by two individuals who agreed to split the prize if they won, and they stayed true to their word,” the Illinois Lottery said in a press release.

The duo decided to remain anonymous.. In Illinois, winners of $250,000 or more in gambling have the option not to reveal their identity.

“The winners wish to remain anonymous, and the Illinois Lottery cannot share information about winnersexcept that they were ‘crazy with happiness’ with the Mega Millions win, ”added the entity.

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