$1M Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold in Iowa

The victor can take US$878 million in a lump sum cash payment or be paid out in annuities over 30 years.

A New Jersey man who broke his hip while walking to buy a lottery ticket hit the jackpot when he joined the winning lottery pool at the hospital he was treated. And the public may never find out.

"Obviously, it's a great thing for SC because it's nearly a record", Limehouse said.

Never has the sixth-largest lottery jackpot in USA history seemed so small.

The previous record was a $1.586bn jackpot for a Powerball lottery draw in 2016. With more than $1.5 billion, an exceedingly generous victor could shower roughly $307 on each of the state's five million people. That represents about 1 percent of the South Carolina's annual budget.

"It's a big, big win for South Carolina", Cooper said.

"I didn't believe him when I got here", said Mickle. Over 1.8 million students have received HOPE scholarships, and more than 1.6 million 4-year olds participated in voluntary prekindergarten programs.

Mega Millions aside, the Powerball drawing is Wednesday, and the jackpot for that is an estimated $620 million. The state is set to receive about $70 million stemming from the win.

"There are few precedents for a jackpot this size".

SC is one of just a handful of states that allows lottery jackpot winners to remain anonymous. "Plus, revenues from ticket sales are going to benefit great causes".

Locals gathered at the KC Mart in Simpsonville, wondering if the victor was a neighbor or friend.

Simpsonville is now a bedroom community of Greenville, and houses many families.

"Typically, about 70 per cent of sales occur on the drawing day, so forecasting precise numbers in advance can be hard", he said.

"Everyone knows your business and what they don't know they make up along the way", she said.

"He'd be good for the business", he said. The tickets were sold in northeast and south central Kansas. Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the US Virgin Islands.

No one has won the Powerball jackpot since August 11, when a man from Staten Island, New York, won $245.6 million.

Although Tuesday's jackpot was enormous, it's no fluke.

The jaw-dropping amount of money set a record for lottery jackpots after nobody won the $1bn prize on Friday. The odds of winning are 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.

  • Anthony Vega