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Six numbers that set the state of buzz the largest jackpot in history creating one big mystery.
Now more than a week later a winner has finally come forward arriving here at -- lottery headquarters Monday to claim their share of the prize.
Million dollars before taxes.
The winning ticket was purchased here at this 7-Eleven in Milford mill outside of Baltimore one of three winning tickets in the country the others sold in Kansas and Illinois.
Last week Merrill on Wilson a shift manager McDonald's told reporters she had the winning ticket.
She hired a lawyer held a press conference but never produced the ticket in fact she later said she lost it somewhere at the McDonald's where she worked.
It added big drama to the big jackpot but let me -- ballot lottery director for the past fifteen years most recently in the district says he's seen.
-- when there's a big.
Mega Millions -- powerball jackpot and exciting lottery game you often have people who come forward looking for publicity trying to get their fifteen minutes of fame.
Maryland lottery officials say the real winner has decided to stay anonymous just like the winner in Kansas in -- -- -- says there's no way to truly hide from this kind of jackpot.
When you when 218.
Or nineteen million dollars people are going to find out there's going to be family and friends who you never knew you even had.
We're going to find out.
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