ANDREWS, SC — Though no one in South Carolina won a share of Powerball’s historic $578. 5 million jackpot, there were still a couple of big winners in the Palmetto State.
A $2 million-winning ticket was sold in Andrews a pair of $1 million prizes were purchased from lottery retailers in Florence and Rock Hill, according to the South Carolina Education Lottery. Tickets in Arizona and Missouri both hit the jackpot in Wednesday night’s drawing.
Each of the three winning South Carolina tickets matched all five white ball numbers, which garnered a $1 million prize for each player. But the player who purchased the Andrews ticket spent an extra dollar on their ticket to double their winnings.
The $2 million ticket was sold by the HS Shoppe at 430 E. Main St. in Andrews. The two $1 million tickets were sold at Cruizers XII at 2124 N. Williston Road in Florence and at MR Express on 2120 Nations Ford Road in Rock Hill. The Andrews retail will collect a $20,000 commission and the other two will each receive $10,000 once the prizes are claimed.
140,000 winning tickets were sold in South Carolina, lottery officials said, with prizes totaling $5.3 million. Winners took home anywhere between $4 and $2 million.