Winner claims $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot in South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has come forward and submitted a claim for the prize, according to a news release from the South Carolina Education Lottery.

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

The winner chose to take a one-time payment of $877,784,124. This is the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in United States history.

According to the winner, on the day they bought the ticket, they let another customer go ahead of them in line to buy a Mega Millions ticket.

The drawing for the jackpot was held on Oct. 23, 2018.

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