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$350 Million Powerball® Jackpot Not the Only Multi-Million Dollar Game Around
5/14/2013 10:12:52 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (May 14, 2013) – With all the talk surrounding the $350 million Powerball® jackpot drawing on Wednesday, tonight’s $170 million Mega Millions® jackpot has been left out of the conversation.

Of late, Mega Millions® has been good to South Carolina lottery players.

In April, two winning tickets sold in the Palmetto State came within one number of the elusive Mega Millions® jackpot. The $1 million consolation prize, for matching all five white ball numbers with the purchase of Megaplier®, was enjoyed by brothers from Dillon and a Columbia man.

For $1 players can have a Mega Millions® ticket to go along with their Powerball® one.

But if it’s history you are chasing, Wednesday’s third largest Powerball® jackpot of $350 million with a cash payout of $222 million is your only option. Play by 9:59 p.m. for the 10:59 p.m. drawing. Powerball tickets are $2 and available wherever tickets are sold. Both games offer an option to make a $1 purchase to increase all non-jackpot prizes.

Six South Carolina Education Lottery players have been Powerball® jackpot winners, the last occurring in August of 2009 when Solomon Jackson Jr. of Columbia won $259 million. South Carolina has yet to produce a Mega Millions® jackpot winner.

For a shot at tonight’s Mega Millions® purse, purchase tickets by 10 p.m. for the 11 p.m. drawing.

Good luck, South Carolina.

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