The $1.34 billion Illinois Mega Millions jackpot was finally claimed by two persons on Tuesday, nearly eight weeks after the historic July drawing, according to the Illinois Lottery.
The two individuals made the decision to collect the third-largest lottery reward in the United States in the form of a lump sum payment of $780.5 million.
The winners desire to remain anonymous, and the Illinois Lottery stated that it was unable to reveal any information about the winner other than that they must be "overjoyed" with the win.
According to lottery officials, the winners have spent several weeks working with expert legal and financial consultants to assist with the claim procedure.
"These winners are now in the enviable position of determining what to do with their unexpected money," said Harold Mays, Director of the Illinois Lottery.
According to the Officials, The winning numbers were as follows: 13, 36, 45, 57, and 67, while the Mega Ball was 14.
For the drawing on July 29, one jackpot-winning ticket was purchased from a Speedway petrol station in Des Plaines, Illinois.
The prize was the third-largest in US history. It expanded to such dimensions because no one has matched the game's six chosen numbers since April 15. It's been 29 draws without a jackpot winner.
Mega Millions tickets are available in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the US Virgin Islands, with drawings taking place at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesdays and Fridays.