SIMPSONVILLE, SC (WSPA) – One South Carolinian woke up on Wednesday a Mega Millions winner!
SC Lottery officials said the winning Mega Millions ticket for more than $1.5 billion was sold at KC Mart #7, located at 303 Lee Vaughn Road in Simpsonville.
The store will get $50,000 for selling the winning ticket.
The winning has not come forward and can stay anonymous in SC.
Shaun Weems of Simpsonville says, ” this is something that’s going to affect your family and your families family and so on for generations.”
Lottery officials advise the winning to take their time and get their affairs in order before they come forward.
They have 180 days to claim the ticket.
According to the release, this is South Carolina’s first Mega Millions jackpot win.
Tony Cooper, COO South Carolina Education Lottery, “It is a big big win for South Carolina, for its players, for its retailers and more importantly for education.”
“The moment we’ve been waiting for finally arrived, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Gordon Medenica, Lead Director of the Mega Millions Group and Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming. “This is truly a historic occasion. We’re so happy for the winner, and we know the South Carolina Education Lottery can’t wait to meet the lucky ticket holder.”
According to the release, this Mega Millions jackpot has passed the previous Mega Millions record of $656 million in March 2012 and was just shy of the $1.586 billion Powerball prize in January 2016.
If you haven’t checked to see if you’re the sole owner of the winning ticket, here are the winning numbers again:
- 5 – 28 – 62 – 65 – 70 , plus the Mega Ball = 5