WHO WON A BILLION AND A HALF?
Some advice: Sign the back of the ticket, place the ticket in a safe location, speak with a trusted adviser
The worth of the winning ticket in the U.S. Mega Millions lottery. It was bought at the KC Mart in Simpsonville, S.C. That amount is only paid if the winner opts to be paid annually over 29 years. If they opt to be paid now they get:
The lump sum payment that most winners choose to take.
1 in 302,500,000
The chance of matching all six numbers and winning the top prize.
The number of days the winner has to come forward and claim the money.
The amount each resident of South Carolina would get were the generous winner to share with each of the state’s five million people.
The advice from the South Carolina Education Lottery to the unknown winner: “Our message to the $1.5 BILLION #MegaMillions jackpot winner: Sign the back of the ticket, place the ticket in a safe location, speak with a trusted adviser and CALL THE LOTTERY at 1-866-736-9819. Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment!”
The winning numbers in Tuesday’s U.S. Mega Millions lottery worth about US$1.5 billion.