Mega Millions Winner Has Not Claimed Prize

Mega Millions Winner Has Not Claimed Prize

The store that sold the winning ticket, KC Mart in Simpsonville, SC, will receive $50,000, according to ABC News.

The winning ticket had to match all five white balls in the October 23 drawing as well as the yellow Mega Ball to claim the jackpot. Their time doesn't run out until April 21.

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

The odds of winning the jackpot were about 1 in 303 million.

But almost three weeks have come and gone since lottery fever swept the nation and the victor has still not come forward to claim their prize.

One winning ticket for the jackpot was sold in Simpsonville, South Carolina, in the northwest part of the state.

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The Oct. 23 drawing produced a jackpot-winning ticket in SC.

Even so, the victor must still come forward to claim the prize.

According to CBS affiliate WLTX in SC, the winning ticket was sold in Simpsonville, and the victor has 180 days to claim the prize.

The jackpot is one of the largest prizes in history; the largest was a Powerball drawing for a record $1.586 billion in January 2016.

The victor does still have plenty of time to come forward.

"Our message to the $1.5 BILLION #Mega Millions jackpot victor: Sign the back of the ticket, place the ticket in a safe location, speak with a trusted advisor and CALL THE LOTTERY at 1-866-736-9819". In 2002, a Mega Millions windfall worth $63 million went unclaimed in NY.