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Winner of Billion-Dollar Mega Millions® Jackpot Comes Forward

RELEASE DATE: 2/22/2023

Augusta, Maine – The winner of the $1.35 billion Mega Millions® jackpot has come forward to accept their winnings through the limited liability company LaKoma Island Investments, LLC.

The winner chose the cash option, which is a one-time, lump-sum payment of $723,564,144 before taxes. A representative for the winner stated, “The winner is thoughtfully considering the best uses of the life-changing prize.”

Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations Deputy Director Michael Boardman added, “We congratulate the winner of the Mega Millions jackpot and wish them all the best as they consider how to best use their recent winnings.”

The winning ticket was purchased for the January 13th drawing at the Hometown Gas & Grill in Lebanon, Maine. The store received a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.  


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