Nothing could be finer for anyone in South Carolina. According to The State, the South Carolina Education Lottery reports that…
Nothing could be finer for anyone in South Carolina.
According to The State, the South Carolina Education Lottery reports that a winning ticket to the record $ 1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot was sold in the Palmetto State.
As or 3 am Wednesday, the newspaper reported, the Mega Millions website had not confirmed that there was a winner, but it did not dispute the S.C. Lottery’s claim. The Mega Millions site said the next estimated jackpot was “pending,” after announcing the winning numbers 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and a mega number 5.
It’s unclear whether any additional tickets matched all six numbers in other states .
One thing we know is there was no winner in California.
On Tuesday night, there was nervous anticipation in Maryland leading up to the 11 pm announcement of the winning numbers.
“Should I get 10 or 30?” Amanda pondered as she stood inside the vestibule of an Exxon station on West Cold Spring Lane. She asked The Baltimore Sun to withhold her surname in case she wins the lottery and suddenly has relatives and old acquaintances coming out of the woodwork asking for money.
“I’ll do 30,” she said, and rattled off the numbers at she hoped would yield a $ 1.6 billion payoff.
Everyone, of course, has a plan for what he or she will do with the money. Amanda would give much of it to her church, and try to “fix Park Heights,” she said. But she’d put much of it in savings.
“Come back and holler at you when I win, all right? “She told the cashier as she swung open the glass door.
Trishia Damico, 37, a server at Blue Stone restaurant, said she had already bought tickets with her co-workers. Her boss was holding on to the tickets “because he said everybody’s not going to quit at the same time.”
Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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