The second winner of the $414 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn in March claimed their share of the prize last week. Maryland Lottery officials say the second winner of a $414 million Mega Millions jackpot has come forward.
The winner bought winning ticket in the March 18 drawing for a $414 million Mega Millions jackpot, the seventh largest jackpot in U.S. history and the third largest Mega Millions jackpot ever. The winner chose the cash option and will receive $76.4 million after taxes, according to the officials. The state will get $10.1 million in tax revenue. A Florida couple came forward to claim their half of the jackpot last week too.
Lottery officials say the winner said, “You have to play your lucky numbers.” The winning ticket was sold at Lady’s Liquors, at 6474 Crain Highway in La Plata. The liquor store will also get a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Lottery officials said the winner chose the winning numbers manually.
|Mega Millions Jackpot Numbers Tue, Mar 18, 2014|
Other half of the jackpot winner also came forward last week to claim their prize. Robyn Ann Collier and her boyfriend took $115,448,968 in lump sum payment and placed it on a trust, according to Florida Lottery Spokeswoman Shelly Gerteisen. Collier bought the winning ticket at a Sunoco gas station on South Courtenay Parkway on Merritt Island.
The largest lottery jackpot in history remains $656 million, split among Mega Millions winners in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois in 2012. An Anne Arundel County man also won a $189 million Mega Millions jackpot in October 2013.
|Mega Millions Jackpot Winners from Maryland|
|#||Draw Date||Jackpot Prize||Winner|
|11||March 18, 2014||$414 Million||Anonymous|
|10||October 01, 2013||$189 Million||Lucky Family|
|9||February 19, 2013||$26 Million||Anonymous|
|8||March 30, 2012||$656 Million||The Three Amigos|
|7||September 09, 2008||$24 million||Anonymous mother and daughter|
|6||October 05, 2007||$27 million||Anonymous mother and daughter|
|5||August 31, 2007||$330 million||Bunky Bartlett|
|4||July 18, 2006||$49 million||Anonymous player|
|3||April 09, 2004||$109 million||Miguel and Maria Bonilla|
|2||June 20, 2003||$183 million||Bernadette Gietka|
|1||March 28, 2003||$20 million||Anonymous|