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Mega Millions Maryland winner comes forward

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Posted at 7:08 PM, Apr 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-09 19:08:02-04

(CNN) — The holder of one of three winning tickets in a record $656 million Mega Millions drawing has come forward to claim a share, Maryland Lottery officials said Monday.

They scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning. No other details were immediately available.

Maryland was one of three states where three tickets matched the winning numbers — 2, 4, 23, 38 and 46, with a Mega Ball of 23 — amounting to an equal share of roughly $218.6 million, before taxes, under the annuity option.

The other winning tickets were purchased in Kansas and Illinois.

The Washington Post reports that the winner wishes to remain anonymous, although there will be more information released at the press conference.