It isn’t just one lucky Kansan who hit won millions in the Mega Millions Lottery last week.
The state of Kansas is set to receive a windfall as well. Three winning tickets for the largest jackpot in U.S. history were sold, and one of those was in Kansas.
The three winning ticket holders will split an estimated $656 million, and Kansas will get a cut as well.
The state stands to earn almost $8 million in withholding taxes, according to officials from the Kansas Lottery.
To date, the Kansas winner has yet to set forward. Lottery officials are not releasing where the winning ticket was sold, although they say it was sold in northeast Kansas, which includes Johnson County.
— Danedri Thompson