Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
Money | By Armando Alvarado

After three weeks, still no claim for $1.5B Mega Millions jackpot

After three weeks, still no claim for $1.5B Mega Millions jackpot

Three weeks after one ticket earned the record-breaking $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials are still waiting for a victor to come forward, WLTX reports.

The $1.5 Mega Millions jackpot caused lottery fever across the country last month as individuals and groups snapped up tickets in the hopes of scoring the ultimate prize.

It matched all six numbers - 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5 - and became South Carolina's first ever Mega Millions jackpot win.

One winning ticket for the jackpot was sold in Simpsonville, South Carolina, in the northwest part of the state. Their time doesn't run out until April 21, 2019.

The winning ticket was sold at a KC Mart convenience store in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

If the victor doesn't collect the jackpot - Mega Millions' biggest ever - it could go back into the game's prize pool.

MS senator makes joke about "public hanging"
Espy issued a statement, through his Campaign Communications Director Danny Blanton, on the comment, calling it " reprehensible ". In defending Hyde-Smith this week, Bryant questioned the motive behind the release of the video.

The lottery, however, does not know if the victor took that advice or why no one has spoken up.

"We have not heard that the victor in SC has come forward", Seth Elkin, a spokesperson for Maryland Lottery and Gaming, told ABC News. Officials say the winning ticket was sold in SC.

The victor has 180 days to claim their prize and they may stay anonymous if they choose to do so. The lucky person can also take an $877.8 million lump-sum cash payment, which most winners choose to receive.

If the jackpot isn't claimed, each participating state will get back the money they contributed to the jackpot.

Tony Cooper, the chief operating officer with the South Carolina Education Lottery, advised the victor to sign the back of the lottery ticket, keep it in a safe place and seek a reliable financial advisor.

Like this: