Winner of $1.5 billion Mega Millions ticket finally comes forward

Posted at 9:19 AM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 11:19:46-05

(WYFF) The South Carolina Education Lottery Commission announced Monday that the winner of the $1.5 billion Jackpot from the October 23, 2018 Mega Millions drawing has come forward and submitted a claim for the underlying prize.

As allowed by South Carolina law, the winner has elected to remain anonymous and has chosen the cash option of a one-time payment of $877,784,124. That’s the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in United States history.

KC Mart in Simpsonville will receive $50,000 for selling the claimed winning ticket and the state of South Carolina will see some of the income tax money from the prize.

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