MENTOR, Ohio — Whoever bought the winning Ohio ticket for a $375 million Mega Millions prize last month will remain a mystery, at least publicly.
The Ohio Lottery says its largest prize ever won has been claimed in trust.
The winner or winners chose the cash option prize equivalent rather than a higher amount paid out over several decades. That means they get a lump payment now of about $182.5 million after tax withholdings of 28%.
The winning ticket for the Dec. 17 drawing was bought using the auto lotto feature at a Giant Eagle supermarket in Mentor.
The winning numbers were: 22-30-53-55-56 +16. The Giant Eagle store also receives a $100,000 selling bonus.