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Maryland’s Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Yet to Claim Prize

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

[VIDEO] Lottery Director Stephen Martino Talks with the Today Show Regarding the Mega Millions Win in Maryland.

Agency inundated with rumors about the winner

Rumors may be swirling, but the lucky Maryland winner who shares in Friday evening’s record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions jackpot has not yet come forward.

“Despite numerous rumors to the contrary, no one has come in to claim the prize,” said Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino. “We will announce when we have a confirmed winner.”

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The Lottery urges the ticket holder, who has 182 days from the drawing date to claim, to sign the back of his/her ticket, keep it in a safe place and seek financial and/or legal advice.  Once the winner comes forward with the ticket and provides proper identification, the Lottery’s security division will run the ticket through the validation process. The winner must then decide between the annuity and the cash option.  Since there were three jackpot winners (Maryland, Kansas and Illinois), the annuity for each winner is approximately $218 million and the cash option is approximately $158 million.  If the winner chooses the annuity, he/she will receive, after taxes, more than $5.59 million annually for 26 years.  If the cash option is chosen, the winner will walk away with $105.1 million after taxes.

$656 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Hit in Maryland

The winning numbers for this historic drawing were 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 and Mega Ball 23.  The winning ticket was purchased at 7-11, located on 8014 Liberty Rd. in Milford Mill.  The retailer will receive a $100,000 agent bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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  • Brownjenbron1

    Ithink its my friend John..he looked excited..he took pictures of the 7-eleven and dipped!!!!..I havent heard from him since..that bastard!!.. 

    • Irmabaro

      Lol wow..

  • Jackiecberry1961

    I HOPE TO BE THE NEXT WINNER MARYLAND LOTTERY WHAT DO YOU THINK.

    • Jarv42

      good luck jackie!!!  Best of luck to you

    • Irmabaro

      I wish you the best of luck. I pray that blessing come your way ASAP :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ozneff95 John Neff

    Man… finally a WINNER – BIG TIME – in Maryland



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