Winner Claims $1.5 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot 4 Months After Drawing

The massive $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot has finally been claimed more than four months after the winning numbers were drawn.

The winner wants to remain anonymous. 

The South Carolina Education Lottery Commission says the single winner elected to take the cash option of more than $877 million.

He or she is getting the largest payout to a single person in U.S. lottery history.

The newly-minted millionaire says on an October day they allowed another person to go ahead of them in line at the store.

Otherwise, the quick pick Mega Millions ticket might have belonged to a different winner.