Lucky Winner Collects Over A Billion With Mega Millions
A couple of days ago we brought the story of how the latest jackpot of the Mega Millions was over $1 billion. What would you do with the money? Well, for one lucky person in South Carolina they will have the chance to spend it.
The still un-named person from South Carolina has won a total of $1.537 billion. That is a frankly unbelievable amount of money. The winning number for Tuesday nights draw were 5, 28, 62, 65 and 70, with the Mega Ball number 5. The winning ticket was sold at a KC Mart convenience store in Simpsonville. The city itself only plays host to around 18,000 people.
But the big question now is, who won?
We could be waiting a while until we eventually find out, with the winner having 180 days to claim their price. Even more interesting, South Carolina is one of several states to let lottery winners withhold their names from the public, so there is no guarantee that we will find out the identity of the winner.
Whoever it is that holds the winning ticket is to claim an astounding amount of cash. The winner can choose a one time cash option which would be an easy $878 million without taxes. Or they could receive the full $1.537 billion, again minus the taxes, over a 29 year period.
You would have to feel a little sorry for 16 unfortunate people who managed to match five of the six numbers!
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