Winning $1.5B Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased in Simpsonville, SC

Winning $1.6B Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased in Simpsonville, SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Check your tickets! Someone woke up a very rich person on Wednesday morning.

According to the South Carolina Education Lottery website, a winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in South Carolina for the $1.5 billion jackpot! KC Mart #7 at 303 Lee Vaughn Rd. in Simpsonville sold the winning ticket. This is South Carolina’s first Mega Millions® jackpot win. A news conference will be held at 1 p.m.

Here are the winning numbers:

5 - 28 - 62 - 65 - and 70 and the mega ball is 5.

There was only ONE winning ticket in the entire country. That person could take home a cash option of more than $904 million.

South Carolina is one of seven states where winners can remain anonymous. The winner should sign the back of the ticket, put it in a safe location, seek financial or legal advice from a trusted source, and call the Lottery. The winner has 180 days to come forward to claim the ticket.

Check back for more updates.

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Posted by WIS TV on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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