COLUMBIA, S.C. >> The South Carolina Lottery says a single winner has stepped up to claim a $ 1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from a draft last October.
COLUMBIA, S.C. >> The South Carolina lottery says a single winner has stepped forward to claim a $ 1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from a draft last October.
A lottery commission statement says the person who submits the claim of what was the second largest lottery in American history has chosen to remain anonymous.
It adds that the winner has chosen the cash alternative, a one-time payment of nearly $ 878,000,000. It says it's the biggest jackpot payout for a single winner in the US history.
The winning ticket was sold between October 20 and October 23 last year at a convenience store in Simpsonville, a suburb of South Carolina City of Greenville.
For months, South Carolina residents had wondered why the winner hadn't gone ahead. The winner had until April 19 to claim the prize.