(NEW YORK) — The identities of three lucky Mega Millions ticket holders in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas who will share a $656 million prize, the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, are still a mystery today.
The three tickets matched all five numbers including the megaball number from Friday night’s drawing.
The winning numbers were: 2, 4, 23, 38, 46, and megaball 23.
The initial total jackpot estimate was $640 million but was revised to $656 million on Saturday.
Before taxes, lottery officials said each winning jackpot ticket was expected to be worth more than $213 million.
The identities of the Maryland and Kansas winners may stay a mystery as the winners can choose to remain anonymous. Illinois identifies lottery winners.
The Maryland winning ticket was sold in Baltimore County and purchased at a 7-11 store in Milford, Md.
Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino said it was a quick pick ticket.
“We obviously don’t have any idea right now who the player is, when they will come forward. Our advice to the player is to safeguard the ticket, sign the back of it,” Martino said.
The Kansas ticket was sold in the northeast part of the state. Kansas officials said that the winning retail store will also receive a $10,000 prize.
The winning ticket in Illinois was sold in the small town of Red Bud, which has a population of 3,640.
Denise Metzger, manager of the MotoMart convenience store that sold the ticket, said that the company will get a bonus check of $500,000, according to state lottery rules.
“I just wish someone from Red Bud would win. I never in my wildest dreams thought it would ever happen,” Metzger said.
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Chuck Johnston, CNN Newswire