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We Have A Winner! Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold In SC

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The Murphy USA store in Lexington where someone bought the winning Powerball ticket. The Murphy USA store in Lexington where someone bought the winning Powerball ticket.
A mock check for the winning Powerball ticket in Lexington Thursday. A mock check for the winning Powerball ticket in Lexington Thursday.
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Winning Powerball Ticket Largest Ever In South Carolina

Officials with the South Carolina Education Lottery say a $400 million winning ticket in the latest Powerball drawing was sold in Lexington in central South Carolina.

Lottery officials said early Thursday that the ticket was sold at the Murphy USA station. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were 7-10-22-32-35 with the Powerball of 19.

The actual value is $399.4 million, with a direct cash option of $233 million.

It's the largest Powerball winning ticket sold in South Carolina and the fourth largest in the history of the game.

South Carolina also had a $1 million winning ticket sold at a gasoline station in Hampton. That ticket matched the first five numbers.

In May, a Florida widow won the biggest Powerball jackpot in history - a $590 million pot.

US lottery players could see more giant jackpots

If it seems that giant lottery jackpots have people lining up at convenience stores more frequently, just wait.

Most of the attention has been on Powerball since its rules were changed a couple years ago to boost payoffs. On Wednesday, Powerball's estimated $400 million jackpot will be the nation's fifth-largest ever.

Organizers of the country's other big lottery, Mega Millions, are now also planning changes to increase jackpots.

Mega Millions, which is sold in 43 states, plans to boost the initial jackpot to $15 million. It also will lessen the odds of winning jackpots and make other changes that will result in faster growing prizes to grab the public's attention.

Iowa Lottery chief executive officer Terry Rich says the purpose is to "turn up the excitement level" and increase sales.

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