2 claim $1.337B Mega Millions jackpot

Lottery officials in Illinois have announced that the winners of this summer’s multibillion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot have finally stepped forward.

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The $1.337 billion drawing was held on July 29 and one ticket was declared the winner, The Associated Press reported.

Illinois Lottery officials announced Wednesday that two people, who decided to remain anonymous, have won the jackpot.

The winners had agreed with each other that they would split the money if they won.

They opted for the lump sum payment of $780.5 million and have been working with legal and financial advisers over the past few weeks since the drawing.

They bought the ticket at a gas station in Des Plaines, Illinois, WBBM reported.

“They stopped into the Speedway in Des Plaines and grabbed a Mega Millions ticket while they were there. That turned out to be an absolutely life-changing decision when a $3 line of Mega Millions with Megaplier turned into a $1.34 billion jackpot win,” Illinois Lottery Director Harold Mays said, according to WGN.

The store will also get a cash bonus of $500,000 for selling the winning ticket, WGN reported.

The drawing was the third-biggest lottery prize in U.S. history, the AP reported.

The numbers were 13-36-45-57-67 with Mega Ball 14.

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