Mega Millions Jackpot brings more business to local stores

TAKING A CHANCE Suffolk University student Travis Sean of Malden displays his two Mega Millions tickets in the 7 Eleven at Tremont and Park streets yesterday. Boston Herald

"There are plenty of people who know how to exploit that ignorance". "We would offer them free milk and cookies, but I doubt they need it now".

The $1.6 billion jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at a KC Mart convenience store in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Tickets sold for Tuesday's drawing are expected to cover 75 percent of all possible number combinations, lottery officials said. Spano tweeted out: "Congrats To The Lucky Winner!"

The name of South Carolina's last big victor - a $399 million Powerball jackpot in September 2013 which at the time was the fourth biggest lottery prize in US history - has never been made public.

The winning numbers in the drawing were 5-28-62-65-70 and 5 for the Mega Ball.

There could be more lucky ticket holders - not all states have reported if they sold any partially winning ticket numbers. A ticket sold in OH is among the 36 second-prize tickets worth $1million each.

But all hope is not lost for those who didn't win.

Mega Millions aside, the Powerball drawing is Wednesday, and the jackpot for that is an estimated $620 million. Most said they would love to help family and friends.

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In New York State, three other second-prize tickets were sold - one on Long Island and two in Brooklyn.

The jackpot ballooned because no one had won since July, when a group of office workers in California shared a $543 million prize.

Before this week's Mega Millions, the United States lottery jackpot record was $1.586 billion, split among three winning Powerball tickets in January 2016.

The Powerball has climbed since the last winning ticket in NY took home the jackpot in August, and has had 20 drawings since then without a victor.

The biggest Mega Millions jackpot victor prior to this was a $656 million ticket sold in 2012, Gentry said, "so it's a record for Mega Millions and it came very close to breaking the world record of all the jackpots". If no one wins, the jackpot could roll over to a mind-boggling $2 billion.

Lottery fever struck nationwide ahead of Tuesday's drawing, with jackpot chasers waiting in long lines for tickets. The prizes must be claimed at the Lottery's headquarters in Lansing.

The lottery victor is undoubtedly revelling at their good fortune and the fact they will have the option to keep the news private. But Mega Millions officials said Wednesday the jackpot was several million dollars less.

Powerball was the first to make that move in October 2015 when it changed the odds of winning the jackpot from one in 175 million to one in 292 million.

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