Md. Winner Claims Share Of $656M Jackpot

By: AP
By: AP

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland lottery officials say a holder of a winning Mega Millions ticket has come forward to claim a share of the record-breaking $656 million prize. The winner has chosen to be anonymous.

Lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett says the winner claimed the prize at lottery headquarters Monday. She says she wouldn't give any more details until a news conference Tuesday.

Maryland's winner bought the ticket at a 7-Eleven store in Milford Mill outside Baltimore. That person will split the prize with a winner each in Illinois and in Kansas.

Lottery officials increased the final jackpot to $656 million after tallying sales from the 44 state lotteries.

Maryland has been the home of Mega Millions winners in the past. In 2007, Ellwood "Bunky" Bartlett won roughly $27 million after taxes.


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