Mega Millions winner: $31 million jackpot claimed by trust

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The $31 million Mega Millions jackpot winner from the Massachusetts State Lottery used a trust to come forward and collect their award in order to avoid having to reveal their identity to the public.

The reward was accepted by S & L Trust on behalf of the unidentified winner, who was represented by trustee Leo J. Cushing.

Cushing selected the cash payout option when she won the jackpot in the Mega Millions game, and she was given a one-time payment of $16,542,158 before taxes.

On March 8th, the reward was collected in the Dorchester headquarters of the Massachusetts State Lottery.

The winning Quic Pic ticket was bought at Gibbs in Woburn, which is located at 107 Winn St. The winning combination was MegaBall 13 and the numbers 07-09-18-29-39. As compensation for selling the winning ticket, Gibbs gets paid $50,000.

Massachusetts does not let lottery winners to maintain their anonymity, unlike some other states. Winners must go through the procedure of setting up a trust through the Massachusetts State Lottery for the money in order to prevent their names from being made public.

The beneficiary or lottery winner's trust account was set up by the Massachusetts State Lottery for them, and the trustee submits the ticket, claims the prize, and deposits the cheque on their behalf.

As a result, the trustee's name and image are instead made public to the media, keeping the winner's identity separate from the lottery.

Unidentified winner of the $33 million Mega Millions jackpot from a Belchertown-purchased ticket on January 24.

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