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Kansas Mega Millions winner remains unknown

April 5, 2012

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— Kansas Lottery officials say another $1 million ticket has been sold in northeast Kansas, this time to someone who played Powerball.

The ticket is the second millionaire prize hit in the past week, though Wednesday night's prize is dwarfed by the weekend Mega Millions drawing.

Lottery officials say Thursday they are still waiting to hear from the Kansas winner who shares the $656 million with winners in Illinois and Maryland. Each winner will receive about $218 million. Lottery winners in Kansas have up to a year to come forward to claim their prize.

The Powerball winner's name hasn't been disclosed. Lottery spokeswoman Cara Sloan-Ramos said the winner matched all five white balls to earn the $1 million prize under new rules. Previously the prize was $200,000.

Comments

lunacydetector 2 years, 8 months ago

...is the kansas lottery still refusing to say where the tickets were purchased? why can't they say?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 2 years, 8 months ago

NE Kansas. What difference does it make to you which store?

MarcoPogo 2 years, 8 months ago

Wouldn't you sleep easier if you knew that someone in Leavenworth didn't just come into hundreds of millions of dollars?

impska 2 years, 8 months ago

Well, if they announced what store, then it might induce people to double check their tickets.

Shardwurm 2 years, 8 months ago

Kansas law allows winners to remain anonymous...though I'm guessing it will be hard to keep $250 million secret from your neighbors.

Bill Lee 2 years, 8 months ago

Knowing the venues that sold the winning tickets might give me an idea of where I should be buying my lottery tickets. For example, I've noticed over the years that more winners get their tickets at convenience stores than at grocery stores.

jonas_opines 2 years, 8 months ago

It would be better for all involved to not release any information about it at all. It's not our business, and the person who actually won might rest better at night knowing that their good fortune is not going to be broadcast around, so they won't have surprise phonecalls from forgotten "family" members all hours of the day.

samsnewplace 2 years, 8 months ago

spoken like a true winner jonas.....maybe you won! public curiosity will never die, eventually a friend, co-worker, neighbor or someone close to the winner will slip and then the fun begins with all the unknown "family". I hope it was someone who needed it, I always hate it when it's some doctor or lawyer who is far from being poor.

notorious_agenda 2 years, 8 months ago

Only the winner from Illinois has to be identified. The one in Kansas can remain anonymous good luck finding out LJWorld.

Bursting 2 years, 8 months ago

It's not about anonymous or not, no one has came forward they say

KEITHMILES05 2 years, 8 months ago

LJWorld is incorrect in saying lottery winners have a year to come forward. Each kind of drawing has their own set of time frame and the JACKPOT MEGAMILLIONS time frame is 60 days.

LJWorld needs to correct this in case the winner is reading this article.

bwoody 2 years, 8 months ago

Keith you are incorrect. Players have 365 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. They have 60 days to decide whether they want an annuity or lump sum payment.

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