The South Carolina resident who had the billion-greenback lottery ticket drawn in October has lastly claimed their prize. The winner, who was not named within the South Carolina Training Lottery Fee launch, stated they even allowed a fellow buyer to make a Mega Thousands lottery ticket buy in the entrance of the winner whereas in line on the retailer.
“An easy act of kindness led to an incredible final result,” the lottery stated. As allowed by South Carolina legislation, the winner has elected to stay nameless and has chosen the money choice of a one-time fee of $877,784,124. That is the most important jackpot payout to a single winner in the United States historical past.
The Mega Millions drawing for this historic jackpot was drawn on Oct. 23, 2018. “We’re delighted that the winner is a South Carolinian and has come ahead to assert this exceptional prize,” Hogan Brown, the Fee’s Government Director, stated. “We provide honest congratulations and are very glad that one in all our South Carolina retailers, KC Martin Simpsonville, will obtain $50,000 for promoting the claimed profitable ticket. The State of South Carolina will profit from $61 million that shall be collected in earnings taxes from the winner. We respect the winner’s determination to stay nameless, and we’ll honor the winner’s needs.”