COLUMBIA, S.C. — Lottery officials say someone bought a ticket in South Carolina to win the Mega Millions jackpot with a final total of $1.537 billion, shy of the all-time world record.
The earlier Mega Millions estimate of $1.6 billion would have been a world record for lotteries, but actual sales came in below the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot prize shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January of 2016. For more on this story, please go here.
While no one from Kentucky won last night’s world-record Mega Millions jackpot, one winner in Kentucky did win the game’s second prize of $1 million.
The ticket, sold in Louisville, matched all five white ball winning numbers but not the Mega Ball. The winning numbers are:
5 – 28 – 62 – 65 – 70 with a Mega Ball of 5.
Staff members from the Kentucky Lottery’s security department will perform a series of security measures at the store this morning, and after those are completed the name of the winning retailer will be disclosed.
This is the fourth $1 million ticket sold in Kentucky over the past 17 days. Three of the winners were from the Mega Millions game. The other $1 million winner was a Powerball ticket, which has a jackpot up for grabs tonight of $620 million.
Two $10,000 winning tickets from last night’s Mega Millions drawing were sold in Florence. The tickets, which matched four of the five white ball winning numbers and the Mega Ball, were sold at:
Mt. Zion Sunoco
430 Mt. Zion Road
Brickhouse Pub N Grub
7718 US Highway 42