Lucky Lottery Winner Claims Half of $587.5 Million Jackpot

Historic Mega Millions prize goes to Arizona native who will not reveal identity.
1:11 | 12/07/12

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:



Skip to this video now

Now Playing:


More information on this video
Enhanced full screen
Explore related content
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Lucky Lottery Winner Claims Half of $587.5 Million Jackpot
And tonight, we have a winner coming out of the shadows. The second person holding the winning ticket to the $587 million powerball, about to step forward to claim his fortune in arizona. Abc's ron claiborne has the clues to his identity. Over half a billion dollar jackpot. Reporter: Mystery solved. Well, kind of. The winner has asked to remain anonymous. Reporter: But lottery officials did release a few tantalizing details. HE IS IN HIS 30s. He is married. And he lives in fountain hills. Reporter: He will share half of the $587 million top and has opted for the lump sum payment of $192 million. That's after paying upwards of $100 million in taxes. But much remains unknown. His job. Does he have children? And, of course, who is he? We know he isn't this guy, seen celebrating what he thought was the winning tick in maryland. The other winners, cindy and mark hill, ce forth publicly just two days after the drawing. We're still stunned by what happened. Reporter: The new winner may decide to reveal his identity eventually, which would allow him, if nothing else, to meet all those friends he never knew he had. Ron claiborne, abc news, new york.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":17908793,"title":"Lucky Lottery Winner Claims Half of $587.5 Million Jackpot","duration":"1:11","description":"Historic Mega Millions prize goes to Arizona native who will not reveal identity.","url":"/WNT/video/lucky-lottery-winner-claims-half-5875-million-jackpot-17908793","section":"WNT","mediaType":"default"}