Md. Mega Millions winner claims prize, to remain anonymous

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BALTIMORE — The holder of a winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Maryland claimed a share of the record-breaking $656 million prize on Monday, but will remain anonymous, state lottery officials announced.

The winner claimed the prize at lottery headquarters with a ticket matching all six numbers: 2-4-23-38-46 and the Mega Ball, 23, said Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett.

The winner will remain anonymous, but officials will share some details at a news conference Tuesday morning, she said. Maryland does not require lottery winners to be identified.

The jackpot was the biggest in Mega Millions history, and the three winners — one each in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas — will each receive more than $218 million before taxes.

Kansas’ winner claimed a share of the jackpot Friday, but also decided to remain
anonymous.

Maryland’s winner bought the ticket at a 7-Eleven store in Milford Mill outside Baltimore.

An attorney for a Baltimore woman who initially claimed she had the winning ticket, then said she had misplaced it, did not immediately return a call seeking comment Monday evening.

Source: Associated Press

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