Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor announced at a news conference that one Indiana family claimed $536 million Mega Millions jackpot of the July 8, 2016 drawing. The winners want to remain anonymous, couple’s spokesperson read a statement from the family. Warren D, LLC.A representative of the anonymous family accepted a check at a ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Littlefield said the couple bought five tickets with computer-generated numbers at a Speedway gas station just off the Interstate-70 exit in Cambridge City, Indiana. They took the lump-sum cash option of $378 million. The final payout will be $271 million, after taxes.
Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, July 8, 2016 are 8, 19, 20, 55, 73.
The Mega Ball number is 05. The Megaplier number is 02.
|Mega Millions Numbers – Friday, July 8, 2016|
Littlefield said the husband and wife were first-time Mega Millions players when they bought tickets for a chance to win the third-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. The couple was “incredibly humbled and overjoyed” about winning. They have chosen to remain private to protect the safety and well-being of their children. Their priorities are to use the winnings to pay off debt, plan for their children’s futures, and take care of their family long-term.