$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot sold in SC still unclaimed

Mega Millions Jackpot is still unclaimed after 3 weeks

Mega Millions Jackpot is still unclaimed after 3 weeks

Three weeks after one ticket earned the record-breaking $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials are still waiting for a victor to come forward, WLTX reports.

The numbers drawn on October 23 were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.

The winning ticket was sold at the KC Mart #7 in Simpsonville, South Carolina in late October. It was the largest U.S. jackpot won by a single ticket and the nation's second-largest jackpot ever.

It's been almost three weeks since that drawing and lottery officials said the victor (s) have not yet come forward.

Even so, the victor must still come forward to claim the prize. In doing so, the new billionaire could remain anonymous.

The South Carolina Education Lottery advises the victor to place the ticket in a safe location and speak with a trusted financial adviser. Their time doesn't run out until April 21, 2019.

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If the victor never comes forward, each participating state in the Mega Millions game gets back all the money that their state contributed.

The store that sold the winning ticket, KC Mart in Simpsonville, SC, will receive $50,000, according to ABC News.

Sometimes jackpot winners never claim their prizes.

The lottery, however, does not know if the victor took that advice or why no one has spoken up.

If the victor doesn't claim the money, it could go back into the game's prize pool or be given to South Carolina's development programs and plans funded by Mega Millions' profits.

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