Lottery Mystery: The Winner Of A $1.5B Prize Has Yet To Step Forward

Posted at 2:02 PM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 14:02:14-05

(NBC News) – Who won the $1.53 billion Mega Millions draw of Oct. 23? A dramatic year in American lotteries is ending with a bang — and one big, ongoing mystery.

A $348 million Mega Millions draw is slated for Friday, marking what could be the eighth-biggest U.S. lottery prize of 2018.

The holder of that single winning ticket, purchased in Simpsonville, South Carolina, has until Friday, April 19, 2019, to step forward to claim his, her or their — if a group purchase — prize, South Carolina lottery spokeswoman Holli Armstrong said Friday.

If no one steps forward, then the money would be returned to the 44 states that play Mega Millions.