According to the lottery commission statement, the claimant has opted for a cash option against the second largest lottery in US history, with a one-off payment of nearly $ 878,000,000. This is the biggest jackpot payout for the only winner in US history.
"We are delighted that the winner is a South Carolanian and presents this remarkable prize," said Hogan Brown, Executive Director of the Commission.
The winning ticket was sold from 20 October to 23 October last year at a convenience store in Simpsonville, Greenville, South Carolina.
The months of South Carolina's residents believed why the winner hadn't stepped forward.
Some have said that the winner was running at the police and was afraid of a background check if he won. Some believed that the winner was so overwhelmed that winning numbers appeared on the spot. Others suggested that the winning ticket was purchased by an office pool and was now a litigation case.
The winner won the prize until 19 April. The Monday statement did not point out why he had taken his winning time to come.
The winnings you require have other benefits for the state and the business that sells it.
The Simpsonville KC Mart will receive $ 50,000 for the winning ticket, and the state will receive $ 61 million in income from the winner, the committee said in a statement.