The $1.337B Mega Millions winners are staying anonymous; they have good reasons

It’s probably tempting to tell the world about your sudden windfall, but some lottery winners who’ve done so had major problems.

CHICAGO — Remember when everyone was talking about that $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot? Weeks later, two people have come forward to claim their prize — but kept their identities secret. 

The Illinois Lottery said it couldn’t share any information about the winners, who bought the winning ticket at a gas station in suburban Chicago. Some states allow lottery winners to stay anonymous; in Illinois, anyone who wins $250,000 or more can keep their identity under wraps.

Is this unusual? 

Many lottery winners stay

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