Single Winner Claims $1.5 Billion US Jackpot

Single Winner Claims $1.5 Billion US Jackpot

The person who won $1.5 billion in a Mega Millions drawing previous year has finally stepped forward to claim their prize over four months after the drawing.

The second-largest lottery jackpot in the U.S. was drawn in October, but the victor has only just come forward to claim their prize.

The anonymous victor isn't the only one walking away from this with millions.

The mystery as to who is the US Mega Millions 1.6 Billion Dollars Jackpot victor remains as the South Carolinian chose to stay anonymous.

The South Carolina lottery said Monday that the victor had claimed October's jackpot but elected to remain anonymous. They even mentioned that they let another customer go ahead of them in line to buy a Mega Millions ticket before them.

"A simple act of kindness led to an unbelievable outcome", the commission said.


A sign displays the jackpot for Mega Millions lottery drawings in New York October 22, 2018.

SC law allows lottery winners to remain anonymous but those provisions are different in most other states.

There is no indication as to why the victor took their time coming forward, but the deadline was due to expire on April 20.

Patel stands to make a $50,000 commission for selling the winning ticket.

The winning $2 ticket - 5, 28, 62, 65, 70; and the Mega Ball: 5 - was sold at a convenience store, KC Mart No. 7, in Simpsonville.

He or she waited for too many days prompting intense speculation on social media about what the victor might be up to, or if the person knows that he/ she had bought the winning ticket or what if the ticket is lost and so many more.


For months, SC residents had speculated on why the victor had not stepped forward. Others speculated that the winning ticket had been purchased by an office pool and was now the subject of litigation.

The winning ticket was bought from KC Mart in Simpsonsville.

"I'm glad the money stays in SC".

He added: "What we're hoping is that, through the taxpayer rebate, all taxpayers in this state will also benefit as a result".

The state's lottery commission announced Monday that the person had stepped forward, ending questions about why, five months after the winning numbers were announced, no one had claimed the money.


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