Logo of Mega Millions, as of March 28, 2012. The drawing on Friday March 31, 2012 will set a record for the highest purse ever.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas officials still haven't heard from
anyone claiming to hold a Mega Millions ticket for a share of a
$656 million jackpot.
Kansas Lottery spokeswoman Cara Sloan-Ramos said Tuesday the
winner may wait weeks to come forward. Kansas law allows up to a
year to claim a lottery prize.
The ticket was for Friday's drawing in the multistate game, and
state lottery officials have said only that it was purchased at a
store in northeast Kansas. Winning tickets also were sold in
Illinois and Maryland, making the Kansas ticket holder's share
about $218 million.
Sloan-Ramos said the ticket holder is likely seeking lots of
advice and considering whether to take advantage of a Kansas law
allowing winners to remain anonymous.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.