Mega Millions Winner Can Remain Anonymous

The Illinois Lottery says the winner of a one-point-three billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot can remain anonymous.  Lottery officials say they haven’t heard from the winner yet, but a single winning ticket for the huge jackpot was sold at a Speedway gas station near Chicago O’Hare Airport.  Winners in Illinois have up to 12 months to claim their prize and can do so without going public.  It’s the largest jackpot ever won in Illinois and the second largest in the game’s history.