In October 2018, someone out there won the South Carolina Mega Millions jackpot, but the identity of the winner was left a mystery for many months. Officials had begun to worry that the winner may have lost their winning ticket but, finally, on March 4th, 2019, a winner came forward to claim their $1.5 billion—the biggest single payout in U.S. history!
Just in from the Lottery Commission: The South Carolina winner of the $1.5 billion #MegaMillions jackpot came forwa… https://t.co/XH5sEDwV4W— Emily Bohatch (@Emily Bohatch)1551735809.0
BREAKING NEWS: The $1.5 BILLION Mega Millions jackpot-winning ticket sold in South Carolina has been claimed! The w… https://t.co/BoM6xANJm1— SC Education Lottery (@SC Education Lottery)1551735830.0
People were stunned by the amount of money the winner would receive!
@ABC https://t.co/cShCOP1Kll— Beth Kramer (@Beth Kramer)1551736590.0
The winner has chosen the cash option, a one-time payment of nearly $878,000,000. https://t.co/ZO5KQ66dtW— KNOE 8 News (@KNOE 8 News)1551739200.0
The winner decided to remain anonymous—a wise step according to many!
JUST IN: Winner claims $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot in South Carolina—the largest jackpot payout to a single… https://t.co/O1kBanZuy1— ABC News (@ABC News)1551736405.0
@ABC I don't blame them for wanting to remain anonymous.— John Huber (@John Huber)1551736518.0
@ABC I would want to be anonymous too! Just imagine what kind of crazies would be coming out of the woodwork!— Connie Kittelman (@Connie Kittelman)1551744583.0
A sudden influx of so much cash isn't always a good thing.
Hopefully, the big winner will be able to keep their head on their shoulders.
🎉 hopefully this means the winner spent all those months coming up with a solid plan & getting good advice! (& I’m… https://t.co/jdZrPTG2Hk— Dianne Gallagher (@Dianne Gallagher)1551736934.0
Apparently, the winner attributes their success to karma—they let another customer cut them in line before purchasing the lucky ticket.
$1.5 billion Mega Millions winner comes forward, says 'simple act of kindness' led to win https://t.co/9iv2dMSJSS https://t.co/78hSB1m5IY— WVTM 13 (@WVTM 13)1551739189.0
Life lesson; kindness matters. “The winner even allowed a fellow customer to make a Mega Millions lottery ticket pu… https://t.co/CxpL9RwmzZ— Bobby J. Cox (@Bobby J. Cox)1551740588.0
Some Twitter users couldn't understand why the winner had waited so long to come forward...
The winner of the $1.5 billion South Carolina mega millions jackpot from October 23rd finally came forward. I get… https://t.co/4vkcBHKUzA— Rich Goeckel (@Rich Goeckel)1551805905.0
@ABC https://t.co/cOktMR7wUw— Callie (@Callie)1551736480.0
Everyone on social media found themselves wondering what their lives would be like with $850 million.
@ABC https://t.co/8fCIDq7iEH— Ugga Mugga (@Ugga Mugga)1551736765.0
@ABC Imagine all the good things one can do with 800,000,000 millions dollars!— Chris🏳️🌈 (@Chris🏳️🌈)1551744068.0
@NBCNews @nildarosario My long lost cousin. Remember me?— Gerson Borrero (@Gerson Borrero)1551749502.0
Best of luck to the big winner! Hopefully all this money will be a good thing for you!
@NBCNews I’m so glad someone claimed it. Sounds like they have done a lot of planning ahead of claiming. Wishi… https://t.co/6JNiOUdCAc— Robin (@Robin)1551746442.0
@NBCNews https://t.co/mzVN88Utqy— Beau Bowden 🇺🇸🇧🇪 (@Beau Bowden 🇺🇸🇧🇪)1551737239.0
@NBCNews Congratulations to whoever's won. I wish you peace as you navigate this life altering event.— CKMac (@CKMac)1551739726.0
Hopefully we'll all be finding our own jackpots soon enough...
@NBCNews https://t.co/rbv1GlTccV— Jake Lindner ⚰️ (@Jake Lindner ⚰️)1551745645.0