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Identity of $410m Mega Millions Winner May Remain Secret Forever

The Mega Millions jackpot had been climbing and climbing in recent weeks. Finally, on Tuesday 9 June, a ticket sold in Arizona, USA, landed the massive $410m top prize. No one has yet come forward to claim the winnings and it’s possible we might never know who the lottery winner is.

Low Numbers Clinch the Jackpot

The jackpot winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at the Circle K store in Glendale. The lucky winner must love low numbers as their ticket successfully matched 01-05-09-10-23 and the Mega Ball 22. Whoever the winner is can either take a cash sum of $318m or receive their jackpot win in the form of an annuity paid out over 30 years. They have 180 days to claim their winnings.

Legislation Allows Anonymity

There have only been ten larger jackpot wins in the state of Arizona, but this is the first ever Mega Millions top prize won in the state. However, legislation passed last year means the lucky winner can remain anonymous forever if they wish.

The law was passed last August and allows total anonymity for those who win a lottery jackpot that is over $100,000. Several other states have passed similar legislation, including Texas, Maryland and Ohio.

Arizona Lottery spokesman John Gilleland said that: “We may never be able to release the identity.” Since the legislation was passed in Arizona, any lottery winner who has had a windfall of at least $100,000 has decided to hide their identity. The chances therefore of this Mega Millions winner opting not to remain anonymous is likely to be high.

More Millionaires Created

The 9 June Mega Millions draw also created 13 other millionaires after matching the five main balls drawn. Only the Arizona player or players managed to get that all-important Mega Ball to become a multi-millionaire. Perhaps it might be your turn soon to become a lottery millionaire 2019 was a great year for the Arizona Lottery with sales passing the $1 billion mark for the first time ever. Now they have even more reason to celebrate with this massive win.

Perhaps there will be another big winner in Friday’s draw. The jackpot is $26m, could it be you who wins it, get your tickets now from our site.

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