If you're a lottery enthusiast, you'll already know the biggest news of the week - that the US Mega Millions made one lucky player a mega winner on Friday to the tune of $270 million! That's right - one simple lottery ticket with a row of Quick Pick numbers is now worth a massive $270 million. Talk about a gigantic return on investment!

However, that's not the most incredible part of this amazing lottery win. Unbelievably, the winner still hasn't come forward to claim their headline-making prize! The lucky lottery winner is still out there, with no idea of their spectacular good fortune. While we know the lottery ticket was sold at Bucky's Express in Glendale Heights, Illinois, we still don't know who the buyer was. Perhaps they haven't checked their ticket yet, perhaps it's been lost or thrown away, or perhaps they're too dumbfounded from their win to come forward and claim it. Whatever the reason, that $270 million has yet to be physically claimed - and until it is, the mystery grows bigger with each passing day.

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Two lottery players who can fill you in on what Illinois' latest winner might be feeling are a couple from North Palmerston, New Zealand, who recently hit the big time with a $6.5 million jackpot! Bizarrely enough however, the couple waited a full two days before confirming their win.

After the Wednesday draw, the husband checked the couple's lottery ticket and found that four numbers were a match. He couldn't bring himself to check the rest of the ticket though, and put it away before he could confirm all six. He explains, "I just couldn't bear checking the rest of the numbers. I thought it was unlikely, I mean what are the odds that I'd won the big one, so I tucked the ticket away so I could hold onto that excitement for as long as possible – that feeling of what if."

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Eventually he was persuaded to check the last remaining numbers after more and more signs hinted that their ticket might in fact be the winning one. "Two days later I dug out the ticket and we checked it together – and that's when we saw that we had all the numbers. We drove home from the Lotto store in a bit of a blur, still clutching the ticket. We ended up sitting in the car in the driveway in silence for almost three hours as we tried to make sense of what had just happened. It was unreal."

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Perhaps that's what our elusive $270 million winner is doing - hiding away in disbelief that they've matched some of the numbers, unable to bring themselves to check if they've matched them all. What a realisation it's going to be when they finally do confirm their winning lottery ticket - and we can't wait to hear all about it!

It does bring up a good point though - when you buy a lottery ticket online with GiantLottos.com, we always always always check your numbers after the draw! We don't want you to miss out on any life-changing winnings or any mega million-dollar jackpots! Pro tip : So rest assured that the next time your purchase your lottery ticket with us, we will check your numbers for you as soon as the draw has taken place so that you can claim your massive lottery winnings as soon as possible!

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