Someone won the $1.34 billion Mega Millions prize. But they haven't claimed it

Almost a month has passed since the winning numbers were drawn in the $1.34 billion Mega Millions lottery, but the lucky person who won has yet to come forward and claim the prize.

While you might think that the winner would come forward immediately, lottery officials say

it's not unheard of for there to be some time between when the numbers are drawn and when the winner comes forward.

"For a prize of this magnitude, it's not unusual for a winner to take a little bit longer to claim the prize as they may want to seek professional,

legal and financial advice prior to claiming," said Meghan Powers, director of communications for the Illinois Lottery, to NBC News.

"I'm sure they're going through a range of emotions," Illinois Lottery Director Harold Mays said earlier this month.