2 people will split the $1.3 billion Mega Millions jackpot—here’s how much they’ll actually take home after taxes - Bihari Gyan

2 people will split the $1.3 billion Mega Millions jackpot—here’s how much they’ll actually take home after taxes

Weeks after purchasing the winning ticket, two people have finally claimed the $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot,

 the third-largest in U.S. history, the Illinois Lottery announced Wednesday. 

The two winners are a partnership, having agreed to split the prize before the winning ticket was purchased

at a Speedway gas station outside Chicago. They wish to remain anonymous,

only to say that they were “over the moon” about winning the jackpot, lottery officials say.

Despite winning the prize nearly two months ago, the winners have been working with legal and financial advisors to support the claim process. 

hey opted to take a reduced lump sum payment at its “current market value” of $780.5 million,