The three winners of the record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot will owe at least 25 percent of their winnings to the Internal Revenue Service.
Lottery officials have identified Maryland, Illinois and Kansas as the states where the winning tickets were bought. As of press time, the names of the winners have not yet been released, but the operators of a 7-Eleven store in Milford Mill, Md., and a Motomart store in Red Bud, Ill., will also be able to claim lucrative bonuses for selling the winning tickets: $500,000 for the Motomart owners and $100,000 for the 7-Eleven owners. The Kansas store has not yet been identified.
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