The Mega Millions $1.337 billion jackpot winner from July only has a few days left to claim the prize as a cash option.
An Illinois lottery player won the jackpot, one of the biggest prizes in the lottery game’s history, in July. The winner still hasn’t come forward.
Although the winner has a year from the drawing to claim the prize, another upcoming deadline could change things for the winner.
The winner has until Sept. 27, 60 days after the drawing, to claim the prize in the lump sum payment option, often known as the cash option. The cash prize is an estimated $780.5 million.
If the prize is not claimed within those 60 days then the prize automatically gets paid through the annuity option.
“The Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments,” the lottery explained.