CBS news reported on Sept. 23, 2013, that the winner of last week's $400 million Powerball jackpot, a man from South Carolina has claimed his prize but chose to remain anonymous.
The South Carolina lottery officials said that the winner, who is from Columbia, had presented his ticket on Monday and as per the state law, he does not have to release his name.
A few details were given by the officials about the winner. On the day of the drawing last Wednesday, he had stopped by Murphy Express to get gas and his wife asked him to buy some hot dog buns.
The store didn't sell buns but he saw the $400 million prize advertised tickets. So instead he bought $20 lottery tickets. Of the 356 tickets sold on Wednesday afternoon at the gas station, it was the prize winning lucky ticket.
This was the largest Powerball winning ticket sold in South Carolina. In May 2013, a widow in Florida had won a $590 million pot which is the biggest Powerball jackpot in history.
The lottery officials didn't reveal if the man took direct cash option of $233 million or $399.4 million payout over 30 years.