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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:29 AM

$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot winner finally claims prize 6 months later

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) The South Carolina lottery says a single winner has stepped forward to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from a drawing last October.

A lottery commission statement says the person submitting the claim for what was the second-largest lottery in U.S. history has chosen to remain anonymous.

It adds that the winner has chosen the cash option, a one-time payment of nearly $878,000,000. It says that's the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in United States history.

The winning ticket was sold between Oct. 20 and Oct. 23 last year at a convenience store in Simpsonville, a suburb of the South Carolina city of Greenville.

Read more: https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/03/15-billion-mega-millions-jackpot-winner-finally-claims-prize-6-months-later.html

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