WINNER! South Carolina's $1.5B lottery winner finally steps forward

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Monday, March 1, 2019

COLUMBIA, SC (WRDW/WAGT) -- It was quite possibly the biggest mystery in South Carolina Education Lottery history. Who was the lucky winner of a $1.5 billion jackpot?

Well, the mystery is solved.

According to lottery officials, the winner has finally stepped forward to claim the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in United States history. The winning numbers were drawn on Oct. 23, 2018.

The winner, perhaps not surprisingly, has opted to stay anonymous.

Also not surprising is the winner taking the one-time cash payout of $877,784,124.