Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Single Ticket in South Carolina Wins Record Mega Millions Jackpot

FEELIN’ LUCKY Theresa and Jackie Terry of South Boston with their tickets purchased at 6-Twelve. Boston Herald Mega Millions Results: Winning Numbers Announced For $1.6 Billion Jackpot
| 28 October, 2018, 10:07

Information at the lottery's website shows that one ticket sold in Florida is worth $3 million while three others are worth $1 million.

In this latest draw, there were 36 second prizes worth $1 million each - people who got the first five numbers right but not the Mega Ball.

If one of those customers does hit the big jackpot, should they take the lump sum, or payments of $85 million for 30 years? However, almost all winners take the cash option, which for Tuesday's drawing was an estimated $913 million.

The $1 million tickets matched all five white balls in the drawing.

If you live in OH or Kentucky, you likely didn't win the Mega Millions $1.6 billion jackpot.

State lottery officials announced Wednesday that the winning ticket was sold at KC Mart #7 at 303 Lee Vaughn Road in Simpsonville. One was sold at the Circle K on Harrison Avenue in Cary and the other at the Zoom Express on Skyway Drive in Monroe.

The Mega Millions jackpot had been soaring since July, when a group of office workers in California won $543 million.

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

The next jackpot victor could come from anywhere. The chance of matching all six numbers and winning the top prize is 1 in 302.5 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. Winners have up to 180 days to come forward to claim their money.

The store handed out free Mega Million tickets on Tuesday as excitement grew about the growing, $1.6 billion jackpot which was won by one ticket purchased in SC winning the world's largest-ever lottery grand prize. The jackpot is a staggering $1.6 billion - with a one-time cash option of $913 million.

Lottery officials estimate about 75 percent of all the possible ticket combinations were sold for this drawing.

Lottery officials have not specified exactly where those tickets were sold.

Mega Millions has already smashed its own jackpot record.

Although Tuesday's jackpot was extraordinarily large, it's no fluke.

"A big mistake people think: this is a lot of money so let me help everyone", Laurie Ruckel, a trusts and estates lawyer at Loeb & Loeb law firm in NY, said yesterday. In Kansas there were three $10,000 winners and fifty $500 winners.

The jackpot, the most ever given away in a U.S. lottery, would be enough to buy an National Football League team, the Washington Post and the most expensive home in NY and still have spare change to buy a few islands and private jets.

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