MEGA MILLIONS Jackpot Winning Ticket Sold In South Carolina, Jackpot Worth $1.537 Billion
By CBS News // October 24, 2018
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(CBS News) – One winning ticket was sold for the record Mega Millions jackpot of what turned out to be just under $1.6 billion. The winning ticket was purchased in South Carolina.
The six winning numbers were drawn Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, lottery officials said in a statement that the jackpot was worth $1.537 billion, more than $50 million less than the previously estimated jackpot of $1.6 billion.
South Carolina Education Lottery spokesperson Holli Armstrong told CBS News officials aren’t releasing the address yet of the outlet that sold the winner — or even the city or county. She cited “security procedures.”
Armstrong said it was the state’s first Mega Millions jackpot win. Its previous lottery record haul was a $399 million Powerball jackpot.
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