"We're so happy for the victor, and we know the South Carolina Education Lottery can't wait to meet the lucky ticket holder". That's because of where the person bought the ticket. That is easily the highest Mega Millions jackpot ever - topping the previous record of $656 million in 2012 - but is slightly below the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot from early 2016. Lawmakers say anonymity can protect winners from being targeted by criminals and unscrupulous people coming out of the woodwork asking for money.
One of the MA winners was Jennifer Santo, 40, of Dartmouth. The winners have one year to claim their prizes. In Michigan, winners are anonymous unless they win Mega Millions or Powerball prizes.
Overall, more than a million tickets sold in Florida won some money, ranging anywhere from $2 up to $30,000.
The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday, October 23, was originally estimated at $1.6 billion-which would have been the biggest Mega Millions grand prize ever and the highest lottery jackpot in USA history, period.
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"I hope he will keep coming in", Patel said with a broad smile. The cash option on the prize is $877.8 million.
Call it the world's largest lottery prize that wasn't.
'The jackpot's been rolling since it was hit in July in California, but there are few precedents for a jackpot of this size. "He'd be good for the business".
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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It's unclear what's causing the outbreak, which can develop after a viral infection, environmental toxins, and genetic disorders. Another cause could be a type of enterovirus called EV D68 , Ellerin suggests.
Although Tuesday's jackpot was huge, it's no fluke.
Jordan instantly became Cash Explosion's very first $1 million victor.
The prize is extraordinary by any measure, but particularly so for SC, where it would be enough for an exceedingly generous victor to shower roughly $307 on each of the state's five million people.
The other winning ticket - sold at Wilmington Nouria on 586 St.in Wilmington - has yet to be claimed. Now I know y'all have it!' Chase Hatcher said, trading smiles across the counter with Jee and Twinkle Patel.
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Yet he also indicated officials were aware of inconsistencies in the Saudi story so far: "We have our eyes wide open", he said. At the beginning of Jones' questions on Saudi Arabia , he told Kushner: "you've got, also on your plate, the Middle East".