The winner of a record $1.5 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina gave up a spot in the queue before purchasing the ticket, officials say. The lottery winner, who asked to remain anonymous, just committed a “simple act of kindness that led to an amazing outcome” according to lottery officials.
“The winner marvels at how every decision made that day brought the winner to the store, at that very moment,” South Carolina lottery officials said in a statement on Monday, nearly five months after the winning ticket was sold.
The winner allowed another customer to cut in the queue to purchase a Mega Millions lottery ticket before buying one for himself and officials say the winning numbers were randomly generated by the Quick Pick machine. The anonymous individual will take home the largest-ever US jackpot paid to a single person, totaling a lump-sum pay out of 877 million dollars.
The owner of the shop that sold the winning ticket, KC Mart in Simpsonville, a suburb of Greenville, said he will use the $50,000 he will receive for selling the winning lottery ticket to renovate his store.
This just goes to show that if you are a good person, good things will eventually follow. In this person’s case, good things will follow immediately after haha.
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