Winning ticket for $1.6-billion Mega Millions lottery sold in SC

Winning ticket for $1.6-billion Mega Millions lottery sold in SC

According to the official website of the South Carolina Education Lottery, one winning ticket was sold. "We would offer them free milk and cookies, but I doubt they need it now".

A single jackpot-winning ticket, which matched all of the white balls drawn and the Mega Ball, was sold in SC. The state sold around $15 million worth of tickets just for Tuesday night's drawing, with most of the revenue going to education, Cooper said. Spano tweeted out: "Congrats To The Lucky Winner!"

"The victor has 180 days to come forward to claim the ticket", SC lottery officials said in a press release.

A whopping 36 tickets nationwide matched five of the six numbers for second-prize tickets.

The ticket holder, or holders, will have a choice between an estimated annuity value of $1.537 billion, paid in one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments, or the cash option of an estimated $877.8 million.

But all hope is not lost for those who didn't win. The victor has the option to discreetly receive their prize in the form of an annual payment, or claim the $877.8 million in cash. "They're nervous- a lot have never played before", said Manager of Kent Gulf gas station George Platt.

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Meanwhile, four $1 million tickets were sold in NY; three in Florida; and two each in Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey and Virginia.

The last time that happened was July 24, when 11 co-workers from California won a $543 million prize. The winning ticket was sold at the KC Mart convenience store in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

The Mega Millions jackpot will reset for $40 million, or $22.8 million cash, on Friday.

The highest sales for any one drawing in Kansas were $9.7 million in the January 13, 2016 drawing in which there was a $1.58 Billion jackpot.

The estimated jackpot is the largest lottery prize ever.

A man walks past advertisements for the Mega Millions and Powerball lottery hanging on a window of the New York Lottery Customer Service Center, on Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, in New York City. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at a Lottery retailer. The odds of winning are 1 in 302.6 million. If the SC victor is the only Mega Millions victor, then they will first face a federal tax and then a 7 percent state tax, as calculated and presented by USA Mega. Mega Millions tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.

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