Now, to the mystery surrounding that massive powerball jackpot. The winner coming forward in south carolina to claim his $400 million prize. But his identity, still a secret. He's choosing to remain... See More
Now, to the mystery surrounding that massive powerball jackpot. The winner coming forward in south carolina to claim his $400 million prize. But his identity, still a secret. He's choosing to remain anonymous. Keeping his good fortune under wraps. And abc's steve osunsami has the story. Reporter: This morning, lottery officials say their anonymous winner, who bought his ticket at this gas station outside of clam ya, south carolina. This morning, at that gas station, everyone wants to know who is mr. Luck. I'd like to know if I know who the person is. Yeah. I'm curious. I want to know. Reporter: Lottery officials wouldn't tell us how the winner picked his numbers or if he chose the payout or yearly payments. They say he never managed to buy the buns. But did buy $20 worth of powerball tickets. The payout is $223.4 million. Reporter: South carolina is one of six states that allow rotary winners to count their money anonymously. Since 2003, ten powerball winners have claimed prizes. The self-described three amigos quietly collected a $219 million megamillions jackpot in maryland. The secret winners get to avoid wildly entertaining press conferences like this one in illinois. This the a full-time job, it looks like. I don't think we're going to feel sorry for you. I'm not looking for sympathy. Reporter: After state and federal taxes, last week's winner will end up with $209 million if he took the single payment. That's a lot of hot dog buns. For "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. Quietly enjoy that fortune. And they said south carolina, you don't have to come forward. Would you? No. No way. You guys, of course. No way. Maybe you've already won. And we don't know. We wouldn't show up. You would know because I'd be skipping and happy. I don't think any one of us could avoid it if we won.
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