Victor submits claim for $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot

Victor submits claim for $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot

Victor submits claim for $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot

"A simple act of kindness led to an awesome outcome", lotto officials said in a news release.

The biggest jackpot in USA history - a $1.585 billion Powerball prize won on January 13, 2016 - was split between buyers in three states. But lotto officials did share the winner's story of buying the lucky ticket.

And he's got good reason to be happy, because, according to the lottery's rules, the shop that sold the lucky ticket will also scoop a $50,000 (£37,900) prize. The victor held their ticket for four months before coming forward, fueling months of speculation on what may have happened to the winning ticket. He further stated that the victor wished to remain anonymous, and that they "will honor the winner's wishes". A proposal in the state legislation calls for $50 to be given to every person in the state who files income tax using the $61 million to fund that proposal. The victor has chosen to receive a one-time cash payment of $877,784,124, according to the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission.

According to ABC News, the SC victor has elected to remain anonymous and chose the cash option of a one-time payment of $877,784,124. Some speculated the victor died before being able to cash out.

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"It's exciting. Good for me, good for him, her, whoever it is", said Chirag Patel, owner of the convenience store.

The winning numbers - 5, 28, 62, 65 and 70, with a Mega Ball of 5 - were announced October 23, but no victor came forward until today.

The lottery commission said the state will get $61 million in income taxes from the victor. The victor had 180 days to collect the prize.

The winning ticket was sold between October 20 and October 23 of previous year at a convenience store in Simpsonville, S.C. The victor did not give an explanation to the commission about why they waited so long to claim the prize. If it had gone unclaimed, the money would have gone back to the 44 states where the tickets were purchased.

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