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Single Mega Millions ticket in South Carolina wins $1.6 billion

October 24, 2018 - 6:38 am

COLUMBIA, S.C. (1010 WINS) – Somebody will be waking up richer by $1.6 billion Wednesday morning.

Mega Millions officials said a ticket purchased in South Carolina matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing, winning the largest lottery grand prize ever.

The winning numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.

There were no immediate details on where the winning ticket was sold in the state.

The jackpot had been growing since July 11, when a group in California split a $543 million prize.

The lucky player overcame miserable odds. The chance of matching all six numbers and winning the top prize is 1 in 302.5 million.

Though, for those who didn’t win the Mega Millions, there’s still a chance to win a $620 million prize from Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing.