After five days of leaving the midlands — and much of the rest of South Carolina – in suspense, the winner of last week’s $400 million Powerball jackpot has come forward.
The winner, said to be from the Columbia area, has wished to remain anonymous.
State law allows for a lottery winner to remain nameless.
Lottery spokeswoman says when a Powerball winner comes forward, there’s a mandatory two-week delay for the winnings to be paid.
“This, of course, is life changing, ” Armstrong said, “[It] comes with a lot of responsibility and gives the winner and their family some time to figure out what they really want to do.”
The computer-selected Quick Pick ticket is the largest in state history and the fourth largest payout in Powerball history.