Lottery say $536M Mega Millions jackpot claimed in Indiana


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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 said Thursday that it would hold a news conference Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway about the jackpot. No information about the winner was released, and a lottery spokesman didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.

The winning ticket for the July 8 drawing was sold at a Speedway gas station along Interstate 70 in Cambridge City, a town of about 2,000 residents 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.

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