South Carolina Resident Wins Mega Millions Jackpot

Posted on November 29, 2018 by

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The Mega Millions jackpot was what every ambitoius American citizen was praying for.

Held at $1.537 billion dollars, a resident of South Carolina woke up very lucky on 24 October 2018.

The winning ticket was sold at the KC Mart #7 in Simpsonville, in the northwestern region of the state. The winning six numbers were announced and drawn on 23 October 2018.

Lottery officials stated the jackpot is nearly $50 million less than the estimated amount of $1.6 billion.

The winning numbers included the following: 5 – 28 – 62 – 65 – 70, with a Mega Ball number of 5.

Mega Millions officials stated that the estimated cash option to take a one-time lump-sum payment instead of annual payments over 30 years is $878 million before taxes.

C.J. Patel, the owner of the KC Mart #7, said “it was good for the community” that the ticket was sold there. C.J. said he hopes the winner will stay local. Mr. Patel will also benefit from selling the winning ticket. He will receive $50,000 once the ticket is claimed.

Tony Cooper, chief executive of the South Carolina Education Lottery, made a statement to the winner, saying, “Take a deep breath.” Cooper also urged the winner to meet with financial and legal advisers before making any huge decisions. The winner or winners have 180 days to claim the winning ticket. The winner has not come forward yet.

“I would freak out. I do not play the lottery unless it is a huge amount, so I would definitely freak out. With the money, I would start a school, buy a soccer team for my son, buy a beach house for my family, and share the money with friends and family. I would donate to research concerning pediatric cancer because my niece passed away from cancer at the age of two-years-old,” Fleetwood Area High School Teacher and Education Coach Mrs. Candace Hall stated.

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