Published: Thu, October 25, 2018
Finance | By Kristine Clayton

Seven $10K Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In Minnesota

Seven $10K Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In Minnesota

The grand prize was overestimated, however, and the ticket sold in SC with all six winning Mega Millions numbers wound up with a $1.537 billion jackpot. Most were rewarded with a $1 million prize, but two of them - in Florida and Texas - added a Megaplier option, tripling their winnings to $3 million. It was one of eight tickets sold in California that matched five of six numbers, according to the California lottery.

The other winning ticket in MA has not yet been claimed.

A single ticket sold in SC matched all numbers in the historic drawing to make the lucky holder of the ticket rich beyond belief. The winning numbers were 5-28-62-65-70, with a Mega Ball of 5. Lottery officials said Minnesota players won more than $2.2 million during the latest Mega Millions run.

A ticket costs $2 - but the odds of winning are about 1 in 302 million.

The prize is extraordinary by any measure, but particularly so for SC, where it would be enough for an exceedingly generous victor to shower roughly $307 on each of the state's five million people.

Owner Teju Patadia said they were very busy Wednesday with customers looking to buy lottery tickets from what's now known as the lucky store.

Before the drawing, lottery officials had been reporting an expected record-breaking $1.6 billion jackpot, based on estimates tied to historical patterns, lottery spokeswoman Carole Bober Gentry said on Wednesday.

The victor can take $913 million in a lump sum cash payment or the whole pile in annuities over 29 years.

Simpsonville, South Carolina, is having a moment.

Lottery officials said the state will get $80 million in taxes.

- Some lucky Floridians won a combined $6 million in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing.

Jordan instantly became Cash Explosion's very first $1 million victor. She was worth $1.8 billion from the chemical, real estate and manufacturing conglomerate, the magazine reported. The victor also has up to 180 days to claim the prize.

Even if the lump sum makes more sense financially, the annuity may be wiser in light of human nature and the long, depressing history of lottery jackpot winners going broke and ruining their lives after hitting it big. Patel said he was unable to offer any clues. "Now I know y'all have it!"

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