The winner of the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot has finally come forward. In a statement issued by the Maine Lottery, it has been revealed that the winner chose to exercise the option through a limited liability company, LaKoma Island Investments LLC, instead of receiving the full amount in payments over time.
State Lottery official Michael Bordman says a representative of the winner, LaKoma Island Investments LLC, came to lottery headquarters last week to officially claim the prize. This is the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history, and the largest ever in the state of Maine.
The winner has chosen to remain anonymous, and no further information about them has been released. The only information that has been revealed is that the winner chose the option of a limited liability company, LaKoma Island Investments LLC, instead of receiving the full amount in payments over time.
LaKoma Island Investments LLC is a limited liability company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is believed to be owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its investment arm, which is based in Utah.
Lottery officials are thrilled that the winner has chosen to accept their winnings through the limited liability company LaKoma Island Investments LLC. According to the Maine Lottery, the winner has the option to receive the full amount in one lump sum payment or to receive the full amount in 26 annual payments, with the first payment being issued immediately and the remaining payments being issued over the course of 25 years.
The winner of the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot is the first winner to come forward in the state of Maine. The lottery is one of the most popular in the United States, and tickets can be purchased in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.