The Florida Lottery said that it will shortly release the name of the winner of the first half of the October 2022 Mega Millions prize.
One person at a 7-Eleven in California and the other at a 7-Eleven in Fort Myers, Florida, split the $494 million prize from the drawing that took place on October 15, 2022.
Nobody knew for months if the $247.9 million Florida portion of the jackpot had been won.
When it was ready to reveal the winner's identity, the lottery indicated it will make additional information public.
Since a new rule was implemented in 2022, lottery winners whose winnings over $250,000 may have their identities temporarily held by the state for a period of 90 days.
Tuesday at 11 p.m. is the time for the upcoming Mega Millions jackpot drawing.