What occurs if nobody guarantees the Mega Millions jackpot?

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Unclaimed jackpot prizes are entirely expected, however many might address why somebody would pass up on the chance of turning into a tycoon short-term.

WASHINGTON — It’s been almost a month since the Mega Millions $1.337 billion award found its match in a solitary Illinois ticket, yet nobody has approached to guarantee the groundbreaking jackpot.

Rules for guaranteeing a jackpot prize fluctuate by state. In Illinois, the lottery permits as long as a year for the new extremely rich person to approach, however puts a 60-day cutoff time to pick the singular amount or annuity installments. The champ has until late September to settle on that choice.

Regardless of whether somebody approaches, their character may in all likelihood never be uncovered. Illinois is one of the states where lottery victors of more than $250,000 can decide not to uncover their names.

Be that as it may, what occurs if nobody guarantees the $1.337 billion award?


Unclaimed jackpot prizes are entirely expected, however many might address why somebody would pass up on the chance of turning into a mogul short-term.

The sticker price of turning into a lottery jackpot victor may some of the time offset the advantages of the actual award. Numerous champs have experienced individual mishaps and claims or became survivors of tricks.

Regardless of the issues experienced by the victors, lottery authorities favor openly recognizing champs to impart public confidence in the games.

Where does the cash go?


Until this point, there have just been three unclaimed jackpot prizes, as indicated by the Ohio Lottery Commission Communications Director Danielle Frizzi-Babb.

“For Mega Millions, a level of deals is devoted to the jackpot, so each state will accept their portion back on the off chance that the award isn’t guaranteed,” Frizzi-Babb said.

In certain states, similar to Ohio, the cash goes into an unclaimed award store. The three unclaimed jackpots were all from New York and happened beginning of the game.

What are the greatest unclaimed jackpots?


1.) August 1, 2006 – $31 million – Unclaimed in Queens, N.Y.
2.) April 25, 2003 – $46 million – Unclaimed in Brooklyn, N.Y.
3.) December 24, 2002 – $68 million – Unclaimed in N.Y.

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