The owner of a $1 million Powerball ticket that went unclaimed for about a month has been identified as a North Charleston man, S.C. Education Lottery officials said.
The lucky man’s identity has not been revealed, but lottery officials said he purchased the winning ticket at the Tiger Express station in Hampton.
The man successfully matched all five white ball numbers in the Sept. 18 drawing. However, officials were left wondering whether the ticket had been lost after weeks went by with no winner coming forward.
The man recently told officials that he had saved the winning slip in a stack of Powerball tickets that he hadn’t gotten around to checking. He waited another week to turn the ticket in, even after learning that he had won, officials said.
The man told lottery officials that he never had won anything before.
“I don’t feel any different,” the man told officials. “I’m just me, and that’s not going to change.”
The Sept. 18 drawing also produced a $399 million jackpot winner in South Carolina, lottery officials said.