facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

$400 million Powerball winner in South Carolina to remain a mystery

Sept. 23, 2013 at 6:34 PM   |   Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The sole winner of last week's $400 million Powerball jackpot is a man from the Columbia, S.C., area who wants to stay anonymous, lottery officials said Monday.

Lottery officials said in a release the mystery man said he had no one to share his good news with when he learned he had won so he just told his small dog who was standing in the kitchen with him, WIS-TV, Columbia, reported.

The man told lottery officials he had only played the lottery once before, the TV station said. He said he stopped in at a Murphy Express branch in Lexington last Wednesday to get some hot dog buns but when he learned the store didn't have any he spent $20 on lottery tickets instead. He let the lottery computer pick his numbers.

The man can take cash -- $134 million after $99 million in taxes is taken out -- or take an annuity paid over 29 years for $399.4 million. It wasn't known which option he's taking.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Man apologizes for double 'wet Willy' on policeman Man apologizes for double 'wet Willy' on policeman
2
Ebola plush toys are big sellers Ebola plush toys are big sellers
3
Panty raid: Homeland Security seizes Royals undies Panty raid: Homeland Security seizes Royals undies
4
Police: Man used chainsaw on family vacation home Police: Man used chainsaw on family vacation home
5
Too good a mood to work and other strangest sick day excuses Too good a mood to work and other strangest sick day excuses
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback