They've decided to get a $ 878 million cash option, so it's the biggest jackpot payout for a single American winner.
"We are delighted that the winner is a South Carolina Caroline and presents this remarkable prize," said Hogan Brown, Executive Director of the South Carolina Lottery Committee. "We respect the winner's decision to remain anonymous and respect the wishes of the winner."
The South Carolina Law allows lottery winners not to be publicly identified. The winning ticket was sold at a KC Mart convenience store in South Carolina, and the store also receives $ 50,000 for the winning ticket.
The winner told the lottery officials that they were amazed that every day's decision made the ticket. It has even been mentioned that another customer is being queued to buy a Mega Millions ticket.
The time was almost running out for the winner to take home the big dollar because it was only 180 days from the decision date.
The anonymous winner is not the only one who walks with millions.
"The state of South Carolina receives $ 61 million from the winning income taxes," said Brown.
The winner received legal representation, which holds a press conference on their behalf if the payment is processed next week.