$536M Mega Millions jackpot claimed in Indiana
Indianapolis — Lottery officials in Indiana say someone has come forward with the winning ticket from a $536 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing earlier this month.
The Hoosier Lottery says a news conference will be held Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway about the jackpot. Lottery spokesman Dennis Rosebrough says a “winner’s representative” is scheduled to attend, but he declined to provide any details about the winner.
The winning ticket for the July 8 drawing was sold at a Speedway gas station along Interstate 70 in Cambridge City, a small town about 50 miles east of Indianapolis. The winner had 180 days from the drawing to claim the jackpot.
Lottery officials have said that whoever bought the ticket may not be from Indiana because the gas station is along a busy highway.