A Cedar Rapids denizen just got MEGA RICH!
The ticket was sold at a Hy-Vee and it is the state's seventh Powerball jackpot winner as well as the biggest lottery winner eva for Iowa!!
The person has not yet claimed the winning ticket, but the convenience store gets a 10,000 bonus for selling the winner.
But Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich urges the winner to be cautious — the winner's info is public information so their identity will be known by everyone!
He also states that winners should consult legal or financial experts before claiming such a prize.
Congrats to the mystery winnner!!!
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Aww! We're slightly jealous, but overall, pretty happy with the winners who split the historic $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.
First we heard three awesome Maryland educators took home one third of the jackpot and now, a really sweet retired couple living in Red Bud, Illinois has stepped forward to claim their portion.
Unlike the Maryland winners
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And none of them work at McDonalds, so it looks like Mirlande Wilson caused a big fuss with all of her co-workers for absolutely nothing! What a weird thing to do, right?
It turns out the winning ticket in the state belonged to three school district employees (who wish to remain anonymous) that pooled together their money to buy 60 tickets from three locations. At a dollar a ticket, that puts their initial investment at
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If you pooled your money with co-workers to purchase a bunch of lottery tickets, then got screwed out of the $105 million (after taxes) jackpot after one of those co-workers said she won it with a ticket that "wasn’t on the group plan," you would be pretty pissed, right?
That's exactly how a group of Maryland McDonald's employees feel. About 15 people chipped in $5 for a shot at the $656 million payout, which has been split between three winning tickets after Friday's drawing, and are now furious at Mirlande Wilson for refusing to share the winnings.
Although she was part of the pool, she claims her winning ticket was a separate investment and explained the conundrum to sources:
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The largest lottery jackpot in world history has created a lottery ticket buying frenzy!!!
With the jackpot set at $640 million, a single winner could claim yearly payments on a one-time cash option of $462 million!
Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery and lead director for the Mega Millions group shared this morning:
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