SIMPSONVILLE (South Carolina): Someone, somewhere could lay claim to that $1.537 billion (RM6.382 billion) Mega Millions jackpot from October: We know the sole winning ticket was sold at a grocery store in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
But as of Friday no one had come forward to claim the prize, HuffPost confirmed with the South Carolina Education Lottery.
The mystery almost-billionaire (the winnings would net out to around $900 million [RM3.737 billion] after taxes) has 180 days from the drawing date to claim the pot, said Josh Whiteside, director of marketing for the South Carolina Education Lottery. That would put the deadline to redeem it at April 21.
If it goes unclaimed, the money will be returned to each of the 44 states (plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands) that participate in the Mega Millions lottery.
Perhaps the winner is simply figuring out how and when to get back to South Carolina, or is consulting with financial experts and learning how to manage such a large sum, or the winner accidentally threw the ticket away.
The winning numbers were 5-28-62-65-70, with a Megaball of 5.