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Last month, a lucky winner in South Carolina won the largest jackpot in history, at $1.6 billion. Mega Million confirmed that the South Carlina ticket matched all six number, 5, 28, 62, 64,70 and of course the Mega Ball number 5. According to CNBC, the identity of the winner as not been revealed, but officials confirmed that the winner beat odds of 1 in 203 million t win this historic jackpot.
Jee Patel, the manager of the KC Martin in Simpsonville, South Carolina says, “Everyone’s talking about it. It’s a mystery.” The winner who beat all odds has got until April 21st, or 180 days to collect their winnings before the ticket expires.
If the prize goes unclaimed by the deadline, according to the Mega Millions website, “each participating state in Mega Millions of games will get back all the money that the state contributed to the unclaimed jackpot.”
In South Carolina, unclaimed winnings are put in a fund typically used for educational expenses. In this case, the South Carolina winner’s lump sum prize would amount to just under $880 million. If they opt for annual payments over the course of 30 years, they would eventually collect about $1.5 billion, minus taxes.
They better claim their money!
Written By: Fantasia Nicole