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3 Arizona family members win $108M Mega Millions jackpot

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A Mega Millions lottery ticket rests on the shop counter at the Street Corner Market, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Cincinnati. The estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing would be the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history with a jackpot estimated to exceed $900 million. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Arizona Lottery has announced that three members of a family from Lake Havasu City have claimed the $108 million Mega Millions jackpot from an Oct. 22 drawing.

Lottery officials said Thursday that the the winners are a married couple and the woman's brother. Officials say they decided to remain anonymous, which is allowed under a 2019 Arizona law.

Lottery officials say the family members will get $75.2 million before taxes because they chose the lump-sum cash option.

Officials say the winners said plan to buy a motorhome and plan to leave their jobs when the time is right and travel around the U.S.