The most patient couple in the history of mankind has finally come forward to claim their gigantic lottery prize after waiting what had to be an excruciating 6 months to do so.
— California Lottery (@calottery) July 19, 2016
Marvin and Mae Acosta were announced as the winners in a tweet from the lottery and yes, you should probably check to see if you are related somehow. The hometown of the big winners was not released.
The couple say they want “to remain as private as possible.”
Three tickets won in the January drawing with each paid out $528.8 million apiece.
The Acostas chose to take a one-time payment of $327.8 million, according to the LA Times, who posted a statement from the winners:
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“We are thankful and blessed for the rare gift that has been placed in our care. We have engaged a team of advisors to educate and guide us through this process so that we can be good stewards of these new resources. While many decisions are still to be made, we have committed nearly all of this new resource to a Trust and to charities that are important to us. While we are very grateful for the wonderful wishes and encouragement we’ve received, it is not our intention to become public figures, and we ask for and appreciate privacy going forward. Thank you.”