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SC’s First $5 MILLION Mega Millions® Ticket Sold in Chester
11/2/2015 9:47:04 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (November 2, 2015) – A Chester convenience store has made history selling South Carolina’s first Mega Millions® ticket worth $5 MILLION for Friday night’s drawing. Kangaroo Express #1504 at 1801 JA Cochran Byp. in Chester is the lucky lottery destination.

The ticket sold in Chester matched all five white ball numbers drawn. For an extra $1, the ticket holder purchased the Megaplier® to see the prize multiplied to $5 million when a “5” multiplier was drawn.

Mega Millions® – Friday, October 30
17, 41, 51, 53, and 56 Megaball®: 15


Check your tickets. More than 20,000 players in South Carolina hold tickets for prizes from $1 up to $5 MILLION. Of these, more than 6,800 players paid the extra dollar to purchase Megaplier®. When claimed, these players will see their prize winnings multiplied by 5, the Megaplier® number drawn. Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes. For complete information on claiming prizes, visit sceducationlottery.com.

The odds of winning $1 MILLION are 1 in 18,492,204, and the odds of getting a 5X are 1 in 2.5.

The Mega Millions® jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing is an estimated $144 million.

Proceeds from every dollar spent by players on the South Carolina Education Lottery are 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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