Seven $10K Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In Minnesota

by Ben Pena October 26, 2018, 0:48
Seven $10K Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In Minnesota

The city of about 22,000 and nearby towns of Mauldin and Fountain Inn make up "The Golden Strip".

A lucky ticket holder in SC hit the $1.6bn (about R22.9bn) jackpot in the U.S. when the numbers for the Mega Millions lottery were announced.

"It's an awesome day in Simpsonville", Curtis said. "I think it's wonderful news".

Two Kansas tickets matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball in last night's drawing to win $50,000 each.

It appeared that the South Carolina Education Lottery was in a similar position early Wednesday morning when they tweeted a request for the victor to call the lottery office.

A single ticket sold in SC matched all numbers in the historic drawing to make the lucky holder of the ticket rich beyond belief.

"It's created quite the buzz", Curtis said. The store is flanked by the Clear Spring Baptist Church and the New Pilgrim Baptist Church nearby. Publicizing winners is also a way for lotteries to be transparent about their operations. The impact on their lives is still unknown.

"He'd be good for the business", he said. "It could put us on the map".

His niece Bobbie Mickle told NBC10: 'He told them he was on his way to buy a lottery ticket and he was disappointed that he didn't get it. What he didn't know is that he was very close to hitting the over $1 billion dollar jackpot.

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So the lottery record remains US$1.586 billion, for a Powerball jackpot shared by three winning tickets in January 2016.

A $1 million jackpot is still unclaimed from a Powerball drawing back in April.

"It wasn't me", Haynes said over the phone, adding he matched only one number.

Wednesday night's $620 million Powerball jackpot looks sort of puny given all the attention lavished on the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in SC on Tuesday. Five years earlier, a Powerball player in the state won a US$399 million jackpot; the man who claimed that prize remained anonymous.

The state doesn't require lottery winners to identify themselves.

SC is one of eight states - along with Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas - where winners can remain anonymous.

Several states allow online ticket purchases, but they prohibit out-of-state and foreign purchases.

Winners at all prize levels have 180 days from Wednesday's drawing to claim their prizes.

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