$536 Million Jackpot Claimed By Couple Who Forgot They Bought Lottery Tickets
A couple from Hamilton County, Indiana, with two children has come forward and been confirmed as the winners of the $536 million jackpot, Indiana’s Hoosier Lottery officials announced at a news conference today.
The prize is the largest ever won by a single ticket holder in Mega Millions history.
The couple, who wished to remain anonymous, had a representative claim the prize today. Indiana law allows the prize to be claimed by a limited liability corporation or legal trust, which allows the winners to remain anonymous if they wish.
The representative said that the couple was “incredibly humbled and overjoyed” about winning, but they also were still “wrapping their heads around” what the prize meant for them.
The couple was born and bred in Indiana, where they said they will continue to live and raise their children, their representative said. The couple emphasized that they wanted to “maintain a sense of normalcy” for their two young children, who are still in elementary school.
Although it was announced earlier this month that a winning ticket for the $536 million jackpot had been sold, the couple had forgotten they bought tickets, according to their representative. They only recently stumbled upon the tickets again and checked to see if any of their numbers matched.
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