Winning $1.6 billion Mega Millions ticket sold in SC

Ann Santiago
October 24, 2018

According to the South Carolina Education Lottery website, one ticket sold in that state matched all the numbers in Tuesday night's Mega Million's drawing.

The winning numbers are: 5 - 28 - 62 - 65 - 70, and the Mega Ball was 5.

It's unclear whether any additional tickets matched all six numbers in other states.

The odds for Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million, while there's a slightly better chance - 1 in 292.2 million - of winning the $620 million Powerball prize Wednesday night. The jaw-dropping amount of money set a record for lottery jackpots after nobody won the $1-billion (R14.3-billion) prize on Friday.

Jackpot winners can remain anonymous in eight states - Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas.

The victor can take $913 million in a lump sum cash payment or the whole pile in annuities over 29 years.

Two million dollars tickets were also sold in MI at Ric's Food Center, 705 S Mission St, Mount Pleasant and at Bricks, 862 44th Street SW in Grandville.

According to the Mega Millions website, the "world record" jackpot was won by at least one person the state. A ticket costs $2 - and the victor beat the odds of 1 in 302 million.

The prize money is still being determined, lottery officials said.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the US Virgin Islands.

After days of nationwide lotto fever, the Mega Millions winning numbers are out.

The stunning cash payout of the lottery?

Mega Millions host John Crow said: "A million dollars in life changing".

SC officials said they had at least one ticket get all six numbers, ABC 7 reported.

Mega Million tickets are still on sale and you can purchase tickets up until 15 minutes before the drawing on Tuesday, making the cut-off time 10:45 p.m.

Also, the Powerball is up for grabs!

Powerball has climbed since there was a victor in NY on August 11. Powerball's largest jackpot was in January 2016, when it was $1.6 billion too.

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