No one reached for the reward of Rs 10,000 crore for 2 months. But now two people have presented their claim. It is being told that while buying the ticket of this lottery, both the people had decided among themselves that if they get a different prize, then both of them will distribute it.
US-based Illinois Lotteries announced two months ago that the person who bought the ticket had won a lottery worth around Rs 10,000 crore. But for 2 months no one came to claim the amount of this lottery. Now two men went and claimed that they had a jackpot ticket and that they should get the lottery money.
The prize is the third largest prize in American lottery history. The Illinois Lottery said on September 21 that the lottery prize would be divided between two people.
Both the winners had decided at the time of buying the lottery ticket that if they got the prize, then both would divide it equally.
Lottery winners have also decided to hide their identities. Illinois Lottery director Harold Mays said – Both winners can now decide what they will do with the money received.
The special thing is that the prize ticket was announced on July 29 itself. The prize ticket was purchased from a Speedway convenience store in downtown Des Plaines near Chicago.
But if no claimant for the reward came for a long time, then the concern started increasing. Winners have only 60 days to claim the prize. It is being claimed that it took so long for lottery winners to consult legal and financial advisors to prove their claim on the prize.
The winners have decided that they will both take a one-time prize of around Rs 63 billion. Had he taken the lottery money in installments for many years, he would have got Rs 10,000 crore.
No further details were given about the winners, but the Illinois Lottery said they are both “excited” whatever happens.
Illinois Lottery manager Luis Rodriguez said – The feeling of paying so much money in one go is very different. He also knows how big a difference it will make in the lives of the winners.
Even the lives of those close to the winners would change drastically. It’s amazing to be a part of this lottery, so you can get an idea of how the winner must be feeling.