Transcript for Lottery official on what's next for $1.6B winner
thank you. To ABC's gio Benitez who is with William hogan brown, the executive director of the south Carolina lottery who happens to be here in New York City. Good morning, gio. Reporter: That's right, robin. He happened to be here for lottery meetings so you actually went back and got your suit and you are here on "Gma." Thanks for joining us. The big question everyone's mind, which store sold that ticket? Well, we hope to be able to release that by lunchtime today. Our security officials are there making sure all the protocols are followed and like I say hopefully we'll be able to release that soon. We'll find out soon this. Is not just good for the winner. This is also good for the state of South Carolina. Absolutely. The tax on the cash payout should be approximately $60 million. Reporter: 60 million. So $60 million and that's just in income taxes because you'll still get all the benefits for education. Correct. We heard Steve talk about how you can stay anonymous if you win in South Carolina. So we may never know who the winner is. Perhaps not. Our board has a policy to protect the winner because of, you know, all the risks associated with having that much money. They have how long to claim this prize. 180 days from the draw. All right, so 180 days so if you're listening, check those tickets in South Carolina. 180 days. Thank you very much, Mr. Brown, appreciate it. Thanks so much. Just happens to be here in new York City. Had a suit on. Good for us. Imagine, one person. Never thought about what it means for the state. Like he just talked about, what it can mean for education. We can talk about the 600 and
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