Mega Millions Rises to $1.1 Billion; Can Winners Remain Anonymous in North Carolina?
No one matched all six numbers in the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot for Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing will be worth a staggering $1.1 billion — the third largest in U.S. history. Friday’s drawing was the 24th in a row without a winner. The numbers were 3, 20, 46, 59 and 63, with a gold Mega Ball of 13. If someone wins on Tuesday, he or she could take the full $1.1 billion paid out over 29 years, or the lump sum option of $568.7 million all at once. But don’t make plans for the money just yet; the odds of winning are one in 302.6 million, lottery officials say.
If you won the lottery, would you like to remain anonymous? Well if you live in the following states, you can remain anonymous when claiming you winnings:
- Kansas (winners can request to remain anonymous)
- Mississippi (The state lottery won’t identify a winner unless they have received written consent)
- Montana (Winner names are not released, but where you live may be)
- New Jersey (Winners can choose to remain anonymous)
- North Dakota (Winners can choose to remain anonymous)
- South Carolina
- Wyoming (Winners can remain anonymous or give permission to the state’s lottery to share some information.)
In North Carolina, if you win more than $600, you can not remain anonymous.