"He got arrested after he won and they took his ticket because he was on parole" said one Ellis and Bradley Show caller. Another said "A woman who says she knows the winner said his wife put his shirt with the winning ticket in the wash!". We heard stories. From the first morning that the news broke! First, from ZF Transmissions in Laurens where a man called us and said the winner was a coworker. The assumption was that it was a man. The South Carolina Education Lottery won't confirm or deny. The winner has smartly chosen the option to stay anonymous..for now.