Lottery24 – Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in ArkansasThe weekend was a massive one for American lottery players with both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots being won. It’s been confirmed that the $177m winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
The $177m Mega Millions jackpot win is the largest jackpot in the history of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. Lottery Director Bishop Woosley confirmed that the winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased from the All Stop Valero at 408 E. 22nd St. in Stuttgart on Friday night just hours before the Mega Millions draw.
No one has come forward to claim the jackpot win yet as the Arkansas Lottery claims centre wasn’t open at the weekend. Whoever has been lucky enough to win the $177m Mega Millions jackpot will have a big decision to make when claiming their prize. Do they accept their Mega Millions win as $177m paid as an annuity with one immediate payment followed by 29 annual ones, or accept a one-off lump sum payment of $107m before taxes are deducted?
It’s the first time that a ticket sold in Arkansas, USA, has won a Mega Millions jackpot. The previous largest lottery win in the state was a $25m Powerball jackpot win in January 2010.
In January of this year, Jack Freney won $191m playing MegaMillions. He won a $188m jackpot and $3m in other prizes from his amazing lottery ticket.Hopefully this MegaMillions jackpot winner won’t take too long to claim their winnings. Debra Newman from Minnesota, USA, didn’t claim her $50,000 Powerball win until the day before it was due to expire. Joemel Pensa, who comes from Oregon, USA, didn’t claim his $1m MegaMillions windfall until eight days before its expiry date.
The owner of the All Stop Valero will have plenty of reasons to celebrate as they will be eligible for a $50,000 bonus as long as someone claims the Mega Millions jackpot. An employee from the store said “No April Fool’s joke here”, but added that they don’t know who the $177m winning Mega Millions ticket was sold to.
Two years ago, Phyllis Roller went to a store called Doublebee’s in the Beebe area of Arkansas and bought a $3m winning MegaMillions ticket. The winning numbers in the March 31 MegaMillions draw were: 17-24-27-32-58 and the Mega Ball 10. The next MegaMillions draw is on Tuesday 4 April with a $15m top prize.
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