What happens if no one claims the $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot? Here's a look

It has been several weeks since a ticket in Illinois won the $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

Currently, no one has come forward to claim the second-largest jackpot in the 20-year history of the game, topped only by the $1.537 billion ticket won in South Carolina in 2018.

Rules for claiming a prize, as well as the length of time one has to claim it, vary by state, according to the Mega Millions website. 

However, the period for claiming prizes typically ranges from 90 days to one year from the draw date.

Illinois Lottery states that winners may have up to a year to come forward. But winners of more than $250,000 may choose to remain anonymous, so we may never know the identity of the soon-to-be billionaire.

While the winner still has time to claim their prize, they have only 60 days from the draw date to choose between the cash or annuity options.

Since the winning numbers were drawn on July 29, they now have 33 days left to decide.