Idaho Mega Millions Winner Claims Prize

Published On: Sep 12 2011 10:56:38 AM PDT   Updated On: Jan 12 2011 06:51:39 AM PST
BOISE, Idaho -

Idaho Lottery officials say the state's $190 million Mega Millions winner is a North Idaho woman.

Holly Lahti will share the second-largest lottery jackpot in history with Jim and Carolyn McCullar of Ephrata, Wash. The McCullars appeared at a news conference last Thursday to announce they'd won half of the $380 million jackpot.

Idaho Lottery officials had announced that the other winning ticket was sold in Post Falls, but didn't say until Wednesday who the winner was.

Lahti wasn't on hand for the announcement in Boise and officials didn't release her age or hometown, saying Lahti has asked them to respect her privacy.

Earlier this week, KXLY sources reported that the winner was a single mother in Rathdrum , who was getting her affairs in order before going public.

If Lahti chooses to take a lump sum payment she would receive $83 MIllion after state and federal taxes.