So I didn't win the MegaMillions Jackpot. My tickets were not even close. However, in looking them over, I noticed in the fine print on the back of the ticket there was a clause that read, "if the winning MegaMillions ticket is purchased in the state in which you live, the holder of this ticket shall be awarded a percentage of the winnings."
As soon as the winner of the jackpot comes forward, of course, the IRS will come forward for their share. But then, evidently the Comptroller of Maryland will also secure funds for those who hold tickets, provided they come forward today.
Evidently this offer only applies to Jackpots that occur at the end of March and the beginning of April.