WASHINGTON – The director of the Maryland Lottery says no one in the state has stepped forward with a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket yet.
Stephen Martino said Monday on NBC’s “Today” show that the ticket, one of three winning tickets purchased for the record-breaking prize, has yet to be claimed.
The New York Post reported Monday that McDonald’s employee Mirlande Wilson claims she holds the winning ticket. The newspaper reports that Wilson plans to contact lottery officials Monday.
Lottery officials say a winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Milford Mill. The other two were sold in Illinois and Kansas.
A phone number listed for Wilson went to a voicemail inbox that said it was full early Monday.
Whoever does claim the ticket is in for an even larger reward. Lottery officials say the record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot was even higher than originally announced.
After sales from the 44 state lotteries were totaled, the final jackpot for Friday’s drawing was increased to $656 million. It had previously been reported as $640 million.
Three winners who purchased their tickets in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland will split the prize. None of the winners have been made public.
The three tickets matched all six numbers: 2-4-23-38-46 and had the Mega Ball 23.
Check out this footage, as Mega Millions tries to track down the owner of the ticket purchased in Baltimore County:
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