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South Carolina Education Lottery Chief Operating Officer Tony Cooper, left, and KC Mart owner CJ Patel, right, spoke to reporters, today, about the winning ticket sold at the Simpsonville, S.C., store.
A single winning ticket has been identified in the record-setting $1.6bn Mega Millions lottery jackpot, lottery officials said on Wednesday.
The store sold the lucky ticket with the numbers 5, 28, 62, 65,70 and the mega number 5.
The jackpot was just shy of the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot prize shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016. Though the $1.6 billion victor lives in South Carolina-AKA one of eight states where lottery winners can choose to remain anonymous-it's not out of the realm of possibility that this person could be on the show (hey, the odds have to be better than actually winning the jackpot in the first place). She was worth $1.8 billion from the chemical, real estate and manufacturing conglomerate, the magazine reported. He hopes the new billionaire will come back even if the winner's identity is hidden.
Never has the sixth-largest lottery jackpot in US history seemed so small. SC is one of eight states where lottery winners can keep their anonymity. Most winners take the cash option, which would be $354.3 million.
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Lotto players wait in line to purchase lottery tickets for the $2.25 billion Mega Millions lottery in Sacramento, California.
KC Mart owner CJ Patel will also be a victor.
Jerry and Jo Mears of Eden, North Carolina, said they like to relax at their place at Smith Mountain Lake and while on a recent trip there, Jerry chose to buy some Mega Millions tickets! The winners have one year to claim their prizes.
Only five lottery jackpots have been larger, but with two giant prizes in one week, it's hard not to compare. If the prize was estimated as a more common $100 million and the payout was $96 million, would anyone notice?
"Sell me another lucky one".