Nearly everyone in this small South Carolina town has a theory for the city’s billion-dollar mystery: Who won the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot announced last October? Whoever won the second largest lottery in U.S. history has until 5 p.m. on April 19 to claim the jackpot.
This will be the fifth time the jackpot has been drawn on the first day of a new year and has so far only been won once on that day, in 2008.
As 2018 comes to a close, there have been five Mega Millions jackpots won this year. In October, a ticket was sold in South Carolina, worth a record prize of $1.537 billion, the biggest in Mega Millions history. That ticket holder, however, has not come forward to claim the celebrated prize.
The nurses, who all work in the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) at Mercy Children’s Hospital St. Louis in Missouri, split their $7,200 post-taxes earnings between a nurse who recently lost her teenage son to suicide and a neonatologist whose husband is battling cancer.
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They may not have won the record-breaking $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot, but some people in the D.C. area can dry their tears with a much bigger bank account.
Lottery officials say a ticket sold in South Carolina wins the estimated $1.537 billion Mega Million jackpot.
The estimated jackpot is the largest lottery prize ever. The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.
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After nobody won Saturday’s Powerball top prize, the potential jackpot has swelled to an even more monstrous amount.
With the jackpot currently tied with the record-setting lottery jackpot and bound to grow before the next drawing, it is bound to become the largest prize in U.S. history.
The odds are terrible but the results would be life-changing for the winner of the Mega Millions jackpot, now the largest in the lottery’s history. Lottery officials recommend winners take a deep breath, put their winning ticket in a safe spot and consult with a reputable financial planner before popping over to the lottery headquarters. Here’s more to consider.
The prize has grown so large because no one has hit the jackpot since July 24, when a group in California won $543 million.
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