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Last year a lucky person won the massive $1.5 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, but to date, the prize hasn't been claimed, leaving just a short time for someone to come forward.
The winner has until 5pm on April 19th to claim the prize, otherwise the money will be split up 46 ways to states and territories that offer the game. The winning ticket was bought in South Carolina, and the ticket must be claimed at the state's lottery office in Columbia. If the winner doesn't claim the ticket, the state would also give up $61 million in tax revenues, which would go to various projects in the Palmetto State.
The big prize is the second-largest jackpot in lottery history, coming in roughly $500,000 behind the Powerball jackpot, but that was split between three winners.
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