Red Bud Mega Millions Winner to Come Forward

RED BUD, Ill. (AP)  The Illinois Lottery says the final winner of the record Mega Million jackpot has come forward.

Lottery officials said Monday that the winner will be revealed Wednesday. The single winner will be presented with a check for $218.6 million in the southern Illinois farming community of Red Bud. The winning ticket was bought at town’s MotoMart convenience store along Main Street.

The March 30 drawing had three winning tickets for a record $656 million jackpot. Two winners already anonymously claimed their prizes in Maryland and Kansas. Illinois’ winner used a quick pick  an automatically generated set of digits  to select the winning numbers.

The jackpot was the biggest in Mega Millions history.

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