Almost a month has passed since he won the Mega Millions lottery, but the third-biggest jackpot winner in US history has not come forward to collect $1.34 billion. According to the Guardian, the single winning ticket was purchased at a Des Plaines gas station. Located near Chicago, this city is known as one of the most Polish places in America.
On Friday, July 29, in the Mega Millions lottery in the United States, the following numbers were drawn: 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and additionally, called Mega Ball 14. Same pattern Only one ticket was sold at the Des Plaines gas station In Illinois. The prize of approximately USD 1,337,000,000 or PLN 6.35 billion (!) is the third largest prize in the US lottery.
According to the rules, if the winner decides to pay in one lump sum, they will get 780.5 million and they can collect the winnings in equal installments for 30 years.
He did not claim to have won the lottery
Meanwhile, according to the American media, the winner is yet to reveal himself. A week after winning, Illinois Lottery Director Harold Mays said, “For a prize of this magnitude, it is not unusual for the winner to take some time to collect. However, the following weeks passed and she still did not come forward. According to the portal, it takes a year to collect the money, but 60 days after the draw. Then you can decide whether you want to collect the money in cash or in installments.
Des Plaines is a city of 60,000 people located next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. It’s actually a suburb of Chicago. Over the years, it has attracted mostly Poles who settle here and set up their businesses. The Chicago “Union Journal” was more than 5 percent a few years ago. Our fellow countrymen in the total population of Des Plaines. In some parts of the city, they can be up to 30 percent. Residents.
Guardian, New York Times, CBS
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