No, the $1.34 billion Mega Millions winner from Des Plaines hasn't stepped forward.
"For a reward of this scale, it's not uncommon for the winner to wait a while," said Illinois Lottery Director Harold Mays Mays. "They're probably emotional"
This individual has a year to come forward — and may stay anonymous if they like — but a more critical deadline is approaching. Pay.
Lotto, Mega Millions, and Powerball winners have 60 days after the drawing to select cash or yearly instalments.
If the winner chooses an annuity, they'll get $1.337 billion over 29 years. The winner will get $780.5 million in cash.
"Not choosing a payment choice within 60 days results in annuity payments,"