$3M winning ticket for Tuesday night's Mega Millions sold in SA

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It was purchased in SC.

Lottery officials had expected to sell 75 percent of them by Tuesday night's drawing, when Mega Millions host John Crow announced the winning numbers.

The massive jackpot had set off a lottery frenzy across America, with people lining up at convenience stores, supermarkets and liquor stores to buy a $2 ticket that gave them a roughly one in 300 million chance of winning.

Mega Millions bumped up the record jackpot by a cool $600,000,000 after nobody claimed the $1 billion prize on Friday.

California has revealed that there have been eight nearly winning tickets which have matched five of the six numbers.

And it's possible that the world will never know the victor.

Jamie Lee Curtis smashes box office records, tweets the ideal reaction
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The winning numbers for tonight were 28 - 70 - 5 - 62 - 65 and a Mega Ball of 5.

You won't actually win $1.6 billion.

. "So, the most important thing to do is not spend your money like a drunken sailor", she said. "If you don't play you can't win".

Alicia Brown had been selling lottery tickets all day long at the Stadium Lounge on Greenmount Avenue. It is one of the stores with the biggest wins in the previous year.

The winning numbers will be revealed at 11 p.m. If he won, Taylor Roethle, 23, planned to invest the money in real estate. You then have 180 days to claim your prize in Tallahassee at the lottery office. You're actually more likely to win an Oscar or get killed by a falling vending machine than hitting Tuesday's grand prize. In January, the S.C. Lottery said the Palmetto State hadn't ever before produced a Mega Millions jackpot victor, The State reported.

The Mega Millions drawing is just hours away and the jackpot is worth $1.6 billion, making it the biggest jackpot ever.

SC officials said they had at least one ticket get all six numbers, ABC 7 reported.

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