Single Ticket Holder Who Won $1.3 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot Last Month Still Hasn't Claimed Prize

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The winner of the $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot may not be aware they’ve won this life-changing prize

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One extremely lucky Mega Millions winner is a billionaire after hitting the $1.34 billion jackpot — and they may not even know it.

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Last month, an Illinois resident purchased the winning ticket at a Speedway gas station in Des Plaines, about 20 miles outside Chicago, according to the Illinois Lottery.

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But as of Friday, they have yet to claim their prize, an Illinois Lottery official confirms to PEOPLE.

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Lottery officials are now urging everybody in the state to check their old tickets one more time, just to make sure they aren't holding onto a winner, Today's Hoda Kotb shared during Friday's show.

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While the winner has 12 months from the date of the draw to claim their prize,

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they only have 60 days from the date of the draw to choose the cash option or annual payments, per Illinois Lottery rules.

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The lump-sum cash option will yield a payout of an estimated $742.2 million.

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