Two Mega Millions tickets worth $1 million prize sold in MI

Mega Millions $1.6 Billion Jackpot: Quirks And Surprises Behind The Numbers

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

One woman already came to collect her prize at the Quick Food Store on Wednesday.

More states might report winning tickets.

"Our board has a policy to protect the victor because of, you know, all the risks associated with having that much money", South Carolina's lottery chief William Hogan Brown told ABC's "Good Morning America" early Wednesday. In the others, their identities will become public. Even people who say they never play are looking to turn $2 into $1.6 billion. The 620-million-dollar prize is the sixth largest prize in US history. Because the buyers of those tickets added the $1 Megaplier feature, the prize for each of those tickets tripled to $30,000 when a 3X multiplier was picked in the drawing.

Thirteen other MI players matched four of the white balls drawn plus the Mega Ball to win a $10,000 prize.

And two still unidentified lucky winners - one in Texas, and another in Florida - won $3 million each. But Mega Millions officials said Wednesday the jackpot was several million dollars less.

The winning numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65 and 70, with a Mega Ball of 5. A ticket costs $2 - but the odds of winning are about 1 in 302 million.

The odds of winning jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.




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

Mega Millions officially confirmed the victor was in SC when they issued a news release just before 5 a.m.

Thirteen winners also matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball, which is a $10,000 prize.

The biggest jackpot in US history was the $1.586 billion Powerball prize in January 2016.

The Mega Millions jackpot had been soaring since July, when a group of office workers in California won $543 million.

The estimated jackpot is the largest lottery prize ever. It reflects a trend toward ever-growing lottery prizes due to changes that worsened the odds with hopes of bigger jackpots and better sales.

Rolling over is when people don't draw winning numbers for a jackpot, so the figure is added to the next prize amount. Mega Millions followed suit in October 2017, resulting in the odds worsening from one in 259 million to one in 303 million.

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