A convenience store in the small Illinois town of Red Bud will get a 500-thousand-dollar bonus for selling one of three grand-prize winning tickets for Friday’s record Mega Millions jackpot.
No one has yet come forward to claim that share of the prize, but we will eventually know who purchased the winning ticket from Illinois.
Illinois had at least one other big winner in Friday's record Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports a ticket worth $250,000 was sold at a gas station in the city. The ticket matched five numbers, but not the Mega Ball.
The state makes the names of lottery winners public. However, that is not required in Kansas or Maryland, where the other winning tickets were sold. Those purchasers could choose to remain anonymous.