Two people claim the $1.34B Mega Millions jackpot, they had vowed to split the prize, Illinois lottery says

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CHICAGO — Two people who wish to remain anonymous have claimed a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot after a single ticket to the late July drawing was sold in a Chicago suburb, lottery officials said Wednesday.

The Illinois Lottery said the prize was claimed by two individuals who had agreed to split the prize if they won.

The winners wish to remain anonymous, and the Illinois Lottery said it was unable to share any information about the winners except to say that they must be absolutely “over the moon” with their Mega Millions win.

Lottery officials said the winners opted to take the lump sum payment of $780.5 million. The lottery said the two people have spent the past few weeks working with professional legal and financial advisors to support the claim process.... (Read more)