One person won record-breaking $1.6 billion in South Carolina

One person won record-breaking $1.6 billion in South Carolina
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In the latest development, a single ticket holder in South Carolina has said to have won about $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpots. As per the company it has been said that this jackpot money is the biggest jackpot money which has been offered in the history, as said by officials on Wednesday. The jackpot numbers that were drawn that day are 5, 28, 62, 65, and 70. Among them, the Mega ball is 5.

According to Gordon Medenica, who is the lead director of the Mega Millions Group said in a statement that this is a truly historic occasion. The staffs are very happy about the winner, and they are now waiting for the lucky ticket holder to meet and give the prize amount. Till now the identity of the winner has not been announced and has got up to 180 days to collect the money.

Apart from this, about 36 additional prizes which are said to be of about 41million were said to been awarded in about 18 different states whose number is said to be matched in five of the white balls. Two players have won $3 million amount. In total, it is said that more than 15.7 million players won the prize in the draw.

It has been said that if this time by chance there would have not any jackpot winner then the prize money would have soared to $2 billion. The next grand prize will be drawn on 26th October Friday which has been resetting to $40 million. On Tuesday, it has been seen that many people have lined up across the country to buy the lottery tickets.  It has also been seen that many workplaces are banding together with a hope of striking it rich.