- The Washington Times - Monday, April 9, 2012

Maryland Lottery officials confirmed on Monday that a person holding one of three winning tickets in the March 30 record-breaking Mega Millions drawing has come forward to claim the prize.

Lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett would not provide any information about the winner before a press conference scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday.

A law in Maryland allows lottery winners to claim their prize anonymously. They must bring the hard copy of the winning ticket to the lottery headquarters for verification.

The Maryland winner is one of three ticket holders who matched six out of six numbers in the $656 million drawing.

The tickets are worth $218.6 million apiece and were sold in Red Bud, Ill., northeastern Kansas, and a 7-Eleven on Liberty Road in Baltimore.

Kansas officials say they also have received a claim from a winning-ticket holder.

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