Winner of Mega Millions billion-dollar jackpot has yet to claim prize
DES PLAINES, Ill. - A month is a long time to sit on $1.3 billion.
But that's exactly what some unknown person is doing.
The winner of last month's near-record Mega Millions jackpot hasn't yet claimed it.
The winning ticket was sold at a Speedway gas station in Des Plaines.
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Lottery officials say it's not unusual for a winner to take a while to claim their money.
The winner has a full year to get their cash.