Powerball Winner Wants to Remain Anonymous

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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The winner of the September 18th Powerball jackpot has come forward. SC Education Lottery officials tell News19 the man is from South Carolina, but has chosen to remain anonymous.

The ticket, worth $399.4 Million was sold at Murphy Oil's Murphy's Express store on Augusta Road in Lexington. 

According to a news release sent by the SC Education Lottery, the man purchased the lottery ticket after his wife called and told him to pick up hot dog buns. The Murphy gas station does not sell hot dog buns, but the man bought $20 worth of Powerball tickets instead. He says it is only the second time he played the lottery.

The winner came forward Monday afternoon, but told lottery officials he did not want his name released to the public.

South Carolina will get $15 million in tax revenue from the winning ticket. Lottery officials say the winning ticket will also allow the lottery to transfer an additional $2 million towards education.

The ticket was the largest Powerball jackpot winner ever sold in South Carolina. It is the seventh time a ticket from our state has won the jackpot. 

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