2 claimed the $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

Two people who agreed to divide the $1.34 billion reward have stepped forward to collect it eight weeks after one of the greatest Mega Millions jackpots.

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A Speedway petrol station in Des Plaines, some 20 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, was where the winning ticket was purchased in late July.

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The winners, who have spent the previous few weeks working on the claim process with seasoned legal and financial consultants, have expressed a desire to maintain their anonymity, 

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According to the press announcement, they have chosen to accept the $780.5 million lump sum payment.

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This is by far the biggest reward I've ever had to process in my more than five years of service with the Illinois Lottery.

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According to Illinois Lottery Claims Manager Luis Rodriguez, who worked with the winners and their legal counsel during the prize claim procedure, "there was a genuine buzz of excitement in the room. 

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According to Harold Mays, director of the Illinois Lottery, the winners' choice to buy a Mega Millions ticket after visiting the Speedway "turned out to be an absolutely life changing decision."

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