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Family Claims Share of $93 million Mega Millions Jackpot

For Immediate Release: 2/18/2011

A family of five siblings from three different states on Feb. 17, 2011 claimed their share of the $93 million Mega Millions jackpot from the Feb. 1, 2011 drawing.

The Bolke family redeemed their prize at the Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis, IN. Two winning tickets were sold for the $93 million jackpot; a group of postal workers from Romulus, MI claimed their half of the jackpot on Feb. 4, 2011. The Bolkes chose to take their winnings as one lump sum and split about $29 million ($5.8 million each) before taxes.

The winning siblings are Albert Bolke, Jr. of Dyer, IN; Carl Bolke of Henderson, NV; Ann McClelland of Orland Park, IL; Marsha Nowaczyk of Calumet City, IN; and Margaret Goll of Reno, NV. None of them have any big plans for their share of the prize money. The winning ticket was purchased by their mother at a supermarket in Munster, IN. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1:175,711,536. The game is played in 41 states and the District of Columbia. 

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