After selling a $1.5 billion winning lottery ticket, SC convenience store owner CJ Patel says he plans to share part of the business' $50,000 bonus with his employees.
The winning numbers from Tuesday's drawing were: 5-28-62-65-70 and the Mega Ball was 5.
'The final total was less than the $1.6 billion estimate, ' confirmed Carol Gentry, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Lottery, which leads a consortium of state lotteries participating in the Mega Millions jackpot. So really, just tell everyone that you didn't even buy a dumb ticket and play the dumb lottery (or spend $2,000 on tickets like Floyd Mayweather did) because only dumb people do that.
SC is one of eight states - along with Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas - where winners can remain anonymous.
It appears that thus far no one has claimed the prize, with anxious officials sending out at tweet on Wednesday morning pleading with the victor to contact them.
The victor has 180 days to claim the prize, Armstrong said.
"I hope he will keep coming in", Patel said with a broad smile.
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She may not have won Tuesday night's near-historic $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot, but a Dartmouth nurse still struck gold.
The explanations are all fine and good, but officials acknowledge the "biggest ever" status enabled them to draw an incredible amount of attention to the Mega Millions drawing.
The Mega Millions jackpot grew so large because no player had won the top prize since July 24, when 11 co-workers from California won a $543 million prize.
Jordan instantly became Cash Explosion's very first $1 million victor.
The other winning ticket in MA has not yet been claimed.
The winners will have a choice between an estimated annuity value of $1.537 billion, paid in one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments, or the cash option of an estimated $877.8 million. Now I know y'all have it!' Chase Hatcher said, trading smiles across the counter with Jee and Twinkle Patel.