Ticket sold in SC wins record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot

Oct 26, 2018, 00:49
Ticket sold in SC wins record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot

There were no winners.

The numbers drawn were 3, 21, 45, 53, 56, and the Powerball was 22.

The next Powerball drawing is Saturday night. Most winners take the cash option, which would be $354.3 million.

Sales reached almost $US740 million during that time, lottery officials said. "As the country experiences the fun and excitement of record jackpots, it's important to keep in mind to play responsibly". Since the beginning, the Georgia Lottery Corp, has raised more than $19.8 billion to the state of Georgia for education.

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Powerball officials said that the last jackpot was hit on August 11 by a Staten Island, New York man.

Regardless, it is the largest single winning ticket and it dwarfed the previous Mega Millions record, set in March 2012 at US$656 million.

The winning ticket in Tuesday's $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot was sold at the store.

Only three lottery jackpots have been larger than the next Powerball prize.

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That's because the fortuitous ticket was bought in SC, where lottery winners can stay anonymous if they want to.

The Powerball jackpot escaped capture Wednesday night and rolled to an impressive $750 million with a cash option of $428.6 million for the October 27 drawing.

Another $1 million winning lottery ticket was sold in Kentucky.

According to the Louisiana Lottery website, two major winning tickets were bought in Baton Rouge. "I have relatives that actually work with them at a local manufacturing place in the area", she added, tantalisingly.

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