Tonight Simpsonville, South Carolina is keeping one of the world's biggest secrets. I'm just glad someone in South Carolina hit it, even more in Simpsonville. Someone who bought a ticket at the local KC Mart is a mega millionaire, winning a 1.5 billion dollar prize or a lump sum of 878 million before taxes.
The store's owner isn't spilling and we may never know. South Carolina one of just eight states that allows winners to remain anonymous. But don't despair. There's still time to be a multimillionaire. Tonight's Powerball drawing is just hours away. People here hoping lightning strikes twice. A mere 620 million on the line, not a bad consolation prize.
An anonymous benefactor stepped in to provide the prize money.