Winning numbers drawn for $636 million Mega Millions; North Myrtle Beach has $1 million winner

akflanagan@thestate.comDecember 16, 2013 

— There will be no billion-dollar lottery games this week, it appears.

According to the S.C. Education Lottery, a North Myrtle Beach grocery store sold a Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million. The winning ticket was purchased at the Bi-Lo at 720 Main St. in North Myrtle Beach.

The ticket sold in North Myrtle Beach matched all five white ball numbers drawn.

At least one winning ticket to Tuesday's Tuesday's $636 million Mega Millions jackpot (8, 14, 17, 20 and 39 — gold Mega Ball 7) was sold in San Jose, Calif., according to a tweet from the California Lottery. There was no official word on how many other tickets may have been sold.

But that doesn't mean South Carolina residents should ditch those tickets. Tony Cooper of the S.C. Education Lottery told WLTX on Tuesday evening that South Carolina did sell a $1 million ticket.

Over the past two years, there have been seven large jackpots. According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, Powerball posted a $399 million jackpot in September, a $448 million jackpot in August, a $590 million jackpot in May and $587 million last November.

The cash option prize is currently estimated at $341.2 million.

The jackpot put it close to the record $656 million, which was set in March of last year. The jackpot has been rolling since it was last hit in Maryland for $190 million on Oct. 1.


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