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$1.5 billion Mega Millions South Carolina victor hasn't claimed, deadline

$1.5 billion Mega Millions South Carolina victor hasn't claimed, deadline

A jackpot worth over $1.6 billion (Ksh.160 billion) still remains unclaimed three weeks after the draw. The retailer that sold the ticket gets a $50,000 cut once the prize is claimed.

The winning numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.

So-called lotto tourists stop by daily at the KC Mart where the winning ticket was sold to take pictures, the store's manager, Jee Patel, told Fox News.

Lottery officials confirmed that a ticket purchased at the KC Mart #7 on Lee Vaughn Road in Simpsonville, South Carolina, matched all six numbers in the October 23 drawing.

In addition to SC, lottery winners can keep their identities secret in Kansas, Delaware, Maryland, North Dakota and Ohio.

Check your numbers: victor announced in record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery, the largest jackpot in the history of the game.

SC affords a victor 180 days to claim a prize, meaning the victor has until April 21 to do so.




There is a 180-day deadline - until April 21 - to cash in the ticket.

Along with Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas, South Carolina law allows a victor to stay anonymous if he or she wishes, according to Maryland Lottery and Gaming.

The victor can choose a lump-sum payment of $878 million, or $1.537 billion in taxed annual payments over 30 years.

If the victor never claims the prize, all the money will go back to each state that participates in the Mega Millions lottery.

After the monumental win, the lottery urged the potential victor to sign the ticket, drop it in a safe and get financial advice from a planner or lawyer.

The victor does still have plenty of time to come forward.


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