South Carolina lottery winner claims record $877 million cash prize

FINALLY SC winner claims $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot allowed person in front of them at the store

The victor, who was not named in the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission release, said they even allowed a fellow customer to make a Mega Millions lottery ticket purchase in front of the victor while in line at the store.

The winning ticket was purchased between October 20 and 23 at the KC Mart in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

The unnamed person who bought that ticket reportedly let another customer ahead in line to buy a Mega Millions ticket.

The victor wants to remain anonymous, but has chose to take a one-time cash payment of $878,000,000.

The payout is the largest to a single victor in United States history, officials said.

The anonymous victor has retained a lawyer, Jason Kurland of Rivkin Radler in NY, to act as their spokesperson.

Mr Patel said he would use the money to pay for renovations to the store in Simpsonsville as well as some of the six other convenience stores he owns.

Kurland even tweeted before the Mega Millions drawing was held, advising the jackpot victor to hire the attorney with the Twitter handle "lottery lawyer".

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

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

"South Carolina is one of eight states - along with Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas - where winners can opt to keep their identity a secret", reports New York Post.

The victor had until April 19 at 5 p.m.to come forward to claim the prize. "We respect the winner's decision to remain anonymous, and we will honor the winner's wishes".

The buyer of the winning ticket beat the odds of 1 in 303 million to win the drawing for a grand prize of US$1.537 billion, just short of a word record Powerball jackpot of US$1.586 billion in January 2016. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot to go unclaimed was a $68 million prize in 2002.

For months, SC residents had speculated on why the victor hadn't stepped forward.

Others speculated the winning ticket had been purchased by an office pool and was now the subject of litigation. It is also South Carolina's first Mega Millions jackpot win.

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