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Mt. Pleasant Mega Millions player wins $20,000 in Tuesday night drawing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) – Two South Carolina players, including one in the Lowcountry, won big prizes in the Mega Millions lottery.

South Carolina Education Lottery officials confirmed a ticket sold at the Harris Teeter on Highway 41 is worth $20,000 from Tuesday night’s drawing.

A second ticket, sold at the Exxon on Caw Caw Highway in St. Matthews won $10,000 in the same drawing.

The $20,000 winner spent an extra dollar for the “Megaplier,” which doubled the prize.

Both tickets matched four white ball numbers and the gold Megaball number. The winning numbers in the Tuesday night drawing were 12 – 14 – 26 – 28 – 33 and the Megaball was 9.

The two players each came within one number of the top jackpot.

With no grand prize winners, the Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $50 million for Friday’s drawing, the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

Meanwhile, Thursday night’s Powerball game will draw for a $550 million jackpot.

The two jackpots represent the highest combined total since October 2018 when a South Carolina player hit a $1.5 billion jackpot.

Those wanting to play Thursday night’s Powerball game must purchase their tickets by 9:59 p.m.

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Two South Carolina players, including one in the Lowcountry, won big prizes in the Mega Millions lottery.

1 winner of Mega Millions $1B prize; 3rd largest ever in US

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One winning ticket was sold in Michigan for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, making it the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

The winning numbers drawn Friday are: 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and a Mega Ball of 24.

The Mega Millions top prize had been growing since Sept. 15, when a winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin. The lottery’s next estimated jackpot is $20 million.

Friday night’s drawing comes two days after a ticket sold in Maryland matched all six numbers drawn and won a $731.1 million Powerball jackpot.

Only two lottery prizes in the U.S. have been larger than Friday’s jackpot. Three tickets for a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot were sold in January 2016, and one winning ticket sold for a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot in October 2018.

The jackpot figures refer to amounts if a winner opts for an annuity, paid in 30 annual installments. Most winners choose a cash prize, which for the Mega Millions jackpot is $739.6 million.

The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are incredibly steep at one in 302.5 million.

The game is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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