Maryland Lottery officials say they’ll share more information about the state’s Mega Millions winner.
While officials say the winner of a share of the record $656 million jackpot will remain anonymous, they’ll share some details about the winner’s story on Tuesday morning. Maryland does not require lottery winners to be identified.
Maryland winner claimed the prize Monday at lottery headquarters with a ticket sold at a Baltimore County 7-Eleven that matched all six numbers: 2-4-23-38-46 and the Mega Ball, 23.
The jackpot was the biggest in Mega Millions history, and the three winners — one in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas — will each receive more than $218 million before taxes. Kansas’ winner also decided to remain anonymous.
Lottery players waited in long lines to buy tickets as the jackpot gradually climbed, leaving millions of losers to grumble about their misfortune and dream of what they would have done with all that money.
Maryland’s winner bought the ticket at a 7-Eleven store in Milford Mill outside Baltimore. An attorney for a Baltimore woman who initially claimed she had the winning ticket, then said she had misplaced it, did not immediately return a call seeking comment Monday evening.
Maryland has been the home of Mega Millions winners in the past. In 2007, Ellwood “Bunky” Bartlett won roughly $27 million after taxes.