Powerball winning numbers revealed for Wednesday 10/24/18
- Author: Darren Santiago Oct 26, 2018,
Oct 26, 2018, 0:49
South Carolina Education Lottery Chief Operating Officer Tony Cooper told the AP that the lottery knows where and when the victor bought the ticket, but the lottery will only know their name once the victor comes forward. Those tickets matched four of the first five numbers, and the mega ball.
Mega Millions lottery officials said the winning ticket for $1.5 billion was bought at a petrol station shop on the outskirts of Simpsonville.
The lottery firm said Tuesday's draw saw 36 people win second prize, and 419 win the $10,000 third prize.
SC is one of only eight states in the U.S. - along with Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas - where winners can remain anonymous.
Another $1 million winning lottery ticket was sold in Kentucky.
The victor can take $913 million in a lump sum cash payment or the whole pile in annuities over 29 years.
Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total $1.3 billion
Excitement had already mounted earlier this week as many speculated whether the Mega Millions jackpot would hit a new record high. Here's how Mega Millions used to work: Players picked five numbers from 1 to 75 and a Mega number from 1 to 15.
The phenomenal win would only make them an actual billionaire if they take the prize in annual instalments over three decades and hang on to the bulk of the money.
"The moment we've been waiting for finally arrived, and we couldn't be more excited", said Gordon Medenica, lead director of Mega Millions Group.
"This could be a good and bad thing", she said.
In South Carolina, Mega Millions winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. The victor also has up to 180 days to claim the prize.
Ticket for both games are $2 apiece and can be bought in 44 states, including MA. The next drawing will be held on Saturday at 11 p.m. EST.
The Powerball lottery also had a huge prize at stake on Wednesday when 3, 21, 45, 53, 56, and a Powerball of 22 were drawn. He won an umbrella already after spinning a wheel set up by lottery officials at KC Mart. One was sold in Mount Pleasant and the other in Grandville. Chase Hatcher said, trading smiles across the counter with Jee and Twinkle Patel.