One winning ticket sold in South Carolina for R23bn lottery jackpot


One ticket sold in South Carolina matched all six numbers in the Mega Millions lottery draw on Tuesday for a record-setting $1.6 billion (about R23 billion) jackpot, the state’s lottery said on its website early on Wednesday.

The ticket matched the five numbers 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and the Mega Ball 5 that were drawn on Tuesday night. Anyone who matched all six numbers to win the jackpot can choose an immediate cash payment of $904 million or alternatively opt to get the $1.6 billion prize over 29 years.

The website of the South Carolina Education Lottery showed that one winning ticket was sold in the state. The buyer of the ticket beat odds of 1 in 303 million to win the Mega Millions drawing.

Mega Millions set a record for lottery jackpots after nobody won the $1 billion prize on Friday. The previous record was a $1.586 billion jackpot for a Powerball drawing in 2016.



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