After months of anticipation, the winner of the Mega Millions $1.35 billion jackpot has finally come forward. The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, is from Maine and is the largest lottery winner in the state’s history.
The winner purchased the winning ticket at a convenience store in the tiny town of Palmyra, Maine. The ticket was the only one to match all six numbers in the October 23rd drawing.
The winner chose to remain anonymous and did not reveal any details about themselves. However, they did release a statement through their lawyer. In the statement, the winner said they were “overwhelmed” by the win and that they plan to use the money to “support their family, their community, and to help make the world a better place.”
The winner has chosen to receive the winnings in a lump sum payment of $877 million, which is the largest single-winner jackpot in U.S. history. The store where the ticket was purchased will receive a $30,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The winner’s identity will remain a mystery, but they have become the latest in a long line of big lottery winners from Maine. The state has had several large lottery winners in the past few years, including a $3.3 million Powerball winner and a $2.4 million Mega Millions winner.
The winner’s story is a reminder that anyone can become a lottery winner, and that dreams really do come true. While the winner’s identity will remain a mystery, their story will be an inspiration to many.