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$250,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Seneca
1/5/2011 10:23:01 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (January 5, 2011) – If you bought a Mega Millions® ticket from Lowry Food Mart #2 at 15802 Wells Hwy. in Seneca for last night’s drawing, you might be $250,000 richer today.

A ticket sold in Seneca matched all five white ball numbers drawn last night. Had the ticket holder purchased Megaplier® for an extra $1, the $250,000 Match 5 prize would have been multiplied to $1 MILLION.

Mega Millions® – Tuesday, January 4
4, 8, 15, 25, and 47 Megaball®: 42 Megaplier®: 4

Check your tickets. With a $355 million jackpot on the line, ticket sales were brisk in South Carolina producing more than 59,600 winners of prizes from $2 up to $1 million. A second ticket with Megaplier® matched all five white ball numbers drawn to be worth $1 million was sold at the Kangaroo Express #839 in Folly Beach. Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes. For complete information on claiming prizes, visit sceducationlottery.com.

Two jackpot-winning tickets, sold in Idaho and Washington, will split the $355 million jackpot, the second-highest in Mega Millions® history. The estimated Mega Millions® jackpot for Friday, January 7, 2011, is $12 million.

Approximately 97 cents of every dollar spent by players on the South Carolina Education Lottery is returned to the state in the form of funding for education, prizes, retailer commissions, and payment to contractors for goods and services.

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