The winning numbers for the largest Powerball jackpot to date were drawn late Wednesday.
OK, so maybe you didn’t win.
(Or, maybe you did?)
In any event, we’ve had at least one big winner in South Carolina — and at least a couple of folks who missed their chance at some big money.
SOME FUN FACTS FROM THE S.C. LOTTERY:
In the money
South Carolina’s biggest Powerball winner ever is Solomon Jackson Jr. of Columbia, who claimed a $259 million jackpot in August 2009. He bought his ticket at Murphy USA on Garners Ferry Road in Lower Richland.
Among things he’s done with his winnings, Jackson established a scholarship fund for African-American students and gave $10 million to his alma mater, Morris College.
No one in South Carolina has won a Mega Millions jackpot — which, earlier this year also set a record, with a $656 million jackpot.
Jimmy’s Mart, 9900 Two Notch Road in Northeast Richland, is South Carolina’s second-largest seller of lottery tickets, with sales in fiscal year 2011-12 of $2.6 million. The store with the highest ticket sales is Food Mart#1 in Charleston.
There was $13.7 million in unclaimed lottery winnings last year. Unclaimed money was used to buy S.C. school buses.
The largest unclaimed ticket here ever was an $800,000 Powerball ticket, sold in 2004 in Rock Hill.
Among more recent unclaimed tickets: Two $10,000 Powerball tickets went unclaimed last week – one sold in West Columbia, one sold in Orangeburg.