Single victor bags $2.1b in USA lottery jackpot

People wait in a long line to purchase lottery tickets outside the Blue Bird Liquor store in Hawthorne California

People wait in a long line to purchase lottery tickets outside the Blue Bird Liquor store in Hawthorne California

Even though the winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket was bought in SC, several Louisiana residents still won some money.

The Mega Millions ticket sold at SLO Quick Stop at 2600 Broad Street.

Angela McPherson, 70, of Hudson, purchased a ticket matching all five white ball numbers, but missing the Powerball.

People had been lining up at service stations and stores nationwide for a chance to win the huge prize.

The six winning numbers drawn on Tuesday night were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and 5 again as the special Mega Ball. That wins Mega Millions' second prize of a $1 million. That prize is up to $620 million. The winning ticket in Tuesday's $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot was sold at the store.

Customers, shocked and giddy about the community's sudden notoriety, lined up to buy tickets for the next Mega Millions and for the growing Powerball pot.

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




Rolfe Hughes, a Simpsonville resident, said he's driven passed the station a "million times", but he'd never bought a lottery ticket.

"The moment we've been waiting for finally arrived, and we couldn't be more excited", said Gordon Medenica, lead director of Mega Millions Group.

Jordan instantly became Cash Explosion's very first $1 million victor.

But when the jackpot was finalised, it was downgraded to US$1.537 billion.

The next jackpot victor could come from anywhere.

McGowan notes that media outlets also like to run stories about "biggest-ever" prizes.

Lottery officials have not announced the identities of a victor or winners. Patel said he was unable to offer any clues. One was sold in Mount Pleasant and the other in Grandville. Now I know y'all have it!' Chase Hatcher said, trading smiles across the counter with Jee and Twinkle Patel.

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