Kan. says Mega Millions winner has come forward


Salon Staff
April 6, 2012 10:36PM (UTC)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — 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.

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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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