The retailer that sold one of the two winning tickets for last month’s $400 million Mega Millions draw is due to receive their cash bonus this week.
There were two winners in the draw which took place on March 18th and was the sixth largest US lottery jackpot, one in Florida and the other in Maryland. While we are still yet to hear any more details about the winners other than the states they live in, one of the retailers is set to receive their bonus from the Florida Lottery this week.
The Florida Lottery will make a cheque presentation to the store owners of the Sunoco Gas Station at Merritt Island in Brevard County, gifting a reward worth $100,000 to the retailer who just happened to sell a winning Mega Millions ticket and make one customer very rich indeed.
Whoever the Merritt Island winner is, they will receive a massive pay-out worth over $200 million when they finally come forward, that will be an estimated $112 million lump sum payment before taxes. This will mean around $74 million will be deposited into the winner’s account after taxes once they claim the lottery prize.
While we are waiting for both the Florida and Maryland winners to come forward, lottery officials are not yet worried that the winners won’t appear, as the most recent Powerball winner revealed themselves just this week, a huge six weeks after his ticket matched the lottery numbers to win $425 million. Mr Buxton purposely took his time in coming forward in order to discuss and plan his options with legal, financial and PR representation, a move that is much encouraged by state lotteries.
Fortunately, however, retailers do not need to wait until the winners surface before they can be presented with their bonus prizes.
The Mega Millions lottery is currently standing at an estimated $30 million and hadn’t been won since March 25th, when, just two draws after the $400 million jackpot, one lottery player in New York matched all of the six drawn numbers to win a $20 million prize.
The multi-state lottery is drawn every Tuesday and Friday evenings and is played in 43 states across the USA. Take your chance to become the next USA lottery Mega Millionaire by buying your tickets for the draw this Friday, April 4th. You can easily do it online at Lottery24.com.