Winner of $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has come forward

Winner of $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has come forward

GREENVILLE, S.C. – More than four months after making his or her fateful lottery ticket purchase, the winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has stepped forward — but will remain anonymous, the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission announced.

The winner of the largest jackpot in U.S. history has opted for up-front cash — a one-time payment of $877,784,124, the commission announced shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

via USA Today Winner of $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has come forward