Victor of $1.5 Billion Jackpot Comes Forward, Remains Anonymous

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

South Carolina Education Lottery Chief Operating Officer Tony Cooper, left, and KC Mart owner CJ Patel.

The payout climbed to $1.5 billion after three months and 25 draws passed without a ticket that matched all six numbers.

The owner of a convenience store that sold the winning ticket in the $1.5 billion Mega Millions lottery says it's "exciting" that a victor has finally come forward to claim the prize. They added that the lucky person has chosen to remain anonymous, meaning the commission won't even reveal whether it was a man or woman.

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- After months of uncertainty, a single victor has come forward to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot in SC.

"We are delighted that the victor is a South Carolinian and has come forward to claim this remarkable prize", Hogan Brown, the Commission's Executive Director, said.

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The victor of the second-largest jackpot in USA history let another Mega Millions player into the line in front of them moments before purchasing the ticket worth $1.5 billion.

SC is one in only a handful of states that allows lottery winners to keep their identities secret.

The winning ticket was sold in Simpsonville, S.C. back on October 23, but since then the sole victor has remained in hiding.

The victor had until April 17 to claim the prize.

The victor, perhaps not surprisingly, has opted to stay anonymous.

The long delay for the victor to step forward for the SC prize had stoked months of speculation: had the ticker purchaser died? Taxpayers in the state may get a US$50 (NZ$73) rebate as a result of the win, the newspaper said. "What we're hoping is that, through the taxpayer rebate, all taxpayers in this state will also benefit as a result".

In the four days leading up to the drawing, about 370 million of the US$2 Mega Millions tickets were sold in 44 US states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

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