The winner has 180 days to collect the prize, which puts the cut-off point at April 21, 2019, according to Mega Millions rules.
They had the winning numbers 5, 28, 62, 65, 70, and 5.
If October’s winner doesn’t claim the money it will go back into the game’s prize pool, or it can given to South Carolina’s development programs and plans funded by Mega Millions profits.
Tony Cooper, the chief operating officer at the South Carolina Education Lottery, said the winner should sign the back of the lottery ticket, keep it in a safe place, and then get hold of a reliable financial advisor, ABC News said.
The lucky winner can chose between getting the prize as a lump sum of $878 millions dollars, or receive $1.537 billion in installments over 29 years.
Profits from Mega Millions ticket sales go toward funding higher education, senior citizen programs, and environmental protection schemes. -Business Insider