Who won the $1.3B Mega Millions jackpot?

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There's a possibility that the $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot winner's name won't ever be revealed.

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thanks to a law in Illinois that protects the anonymity of those who win more than $250,000.

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According to lottery authorities, the winning ticket for the incredible prize was purchased at the Speedy Cafe Speedway fueling station in Des Plaines.

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The enormous reward has not yet been claimed by anybody

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and according to lottery organisers, it is unclear if the winner was an individual or a pool.

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Illinois is one of a few states that allow lotto winners the option of anonymity.

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But according to the state lottery's website, New York winners may anticipate being obliged to attend a public announcement or press event.

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“The New York Lottery is a government agency and Lottery prizes are public funds...

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so we owe it to all our players to disclose the names of winners,” the site says.

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However, lotto anonymity has gained popularity recently, even in New York.

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The winner of the all-time high ticket — for $1.537 billion, purchased in South Carolina in 2018 — has yet to be revealed.

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