South Carolina Player Wins $1.6B Lottery Jackpot

CBS News reports:

One winning ticket was sold for the record Mega Millions jackpot of what turned out to be just under $1.6 billion. The winning ticket was purchased in South Carolina.

South Carolina Education Lottery spokesperson Holli Armstrong told CBS News officials aren’t releasing the address yet of the outlet that sold the winner — or even the city or county. She cited “security procedures.”

The state is one of eight states where winners can remain anonymous. Other states that also support incognito winners: Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas.