A person in South Carolina Won the $1.54 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot
We are sorry to report you did not win the Mega Millions jackpot &mdash unless you&rsquore one quite lucky person in South Carolina.
A person there possibly couldn&rsquot think their eyes when the magic numbers for the $1.54 billion prize had been announced Tuesday night: 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and the Mega Ball: five. The winning ticket was sold at a convenience retailer, KC Mart No. 7, in Simpsonville, the South Carolina Education Lottery said in a statement. The winner has not however come forward, and has 180 days to do so.
Mega Millions, which revised the jackpot on Wednesday morning from the prior amount of $1.six billion, stated there had been no other winners out of the 15.7 million individuals who purchased tickets. But 36 tickets nationwide have been oh-so-close, matching 5 of six numbers.
Reaction on Twitter came rapidly &mdash at least from those who did not win. Many lamented that, when once again, they would have to go to function on Wednesday.
&ldquoI didn&rsquot win the lottery, but I&rsquom nonetheless preparing on dying alone,&rdquo the Television host and comedian Conan O&rsquoBrien mentioned.
Lotto fever has gripped the nation in recent weeks as jackpots have continued to swell. Tuesday&rsquos $1.54 billion prize &mdash which offered a lump sum of $878 million &mdash was initially advertised as the largest lottery prize ever, surpassing the $1.59 billion Powerball jackpot drawn in 2016. But when the quantity was lowered on Wednesday, it became the second largest ever.
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands.
Tickets price $2, which seems like a reasonably little price tag to spend for a possibility at becoming wealthy. But the odds of winning the Mega Millions are about 1 in 302 million.
If you are amongst the a lot of who did not win on Tuesday, never fear. Wednesday&rsquos Powerball jackpot has grown to $620 million.
Published at Wed, 24 Oct 2018 16:07:58 +0000