A big winner who takes his time to collect his jackpot. Last July, an American won more than $1.3 billion in Mega Millions, the second-biggest win in American lottery history.
The most pleasant news for the lucky winner or the lucky winner… except that it has not yet manifested itself and this more than a month after winning the jackpot, reports the American media NPR.
According to US Public Radio, lottery officials are used to a certain amount of time between the time the drawing is drawn and the time the winner shows up to collect their winnings.
One year to recoup profits
The place where the winning ticket was purchased provides crucial information: how long the winner has to collect the jackpot. In this case, it was purchased in the state of Illinois and is therefore subject to state lottery laws. It states that winnings “must be claimed within one year from the date of the draw.”
In the event that the winner does not appear by the end of July 2023, the money will be redistributed to the lotteries of the participating States.
Source: BFM TV