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State lotto says Mega Millions winner has come forward

April 6, 2012

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— Kansas Lottery officials have said the holder of a winning Mega Millions ticket has come forward to claim a share of a record $656 million jackpot.

Lottery officials declined Friday to provide any details about that person or where the winning ticket was purchased. They scheduled an afternoon news conference.

They've previously said the state's winning ticket was purchased a store in northeast Kansas. Winning tickets also were purchased in Illinois and Maryland, making the Kansas ticket worth almost $219 million.

The winner has waited almost a week since the Friday drawing that produced the three winning tickets for the multistate game. But Kansas law allows someone to wait up to a year to claim a lottery prize — and permits them to remain anonymous.

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Mysons 2 years ago

It is being reported on CNN that the person bought the ticket in Ottawa at a Casey's http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/06/us/kansas-lottery-winner/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn

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KEITHMILES05 2 years ago

The article incorrectly states the winner had a year to claim the prize. They had 60 days. If the author would have gone to the Ks. Lottery and read the rules for the "Jackpot Megamillions" they would have seen this.

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pace 2 years ago

I hope the state officials who might know the identity can keep it. My bet is they will spill it. I wish the winner the best of luck.

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guesswho 2 years ago

Congrats! I hope that person gets the legal/financial advice they will need and the money does bring happiness and not destitution 10 years from now.

And I am sure the state will find some good use for the nearly $8 windfall. I would suggest education.

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Clickker 2 years ago

I thought I would wait a week.....just to let the hoopla die down.

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