$400 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in South Carolina
According to US lottery officials a petrol station in central South Carolina sold the winning ticket in the $400 million Powerball jackpot drawing. According to the Multi-State Lottery Association the ticket holder has won the fourth-largest prize in the lottery’s history by matching all five numbers and the Powerball.
The ticket was bought at a Murphy USA gasoline station in Lexington South Carolina.
The store manager Keith Wedmore said that it was the first ever winning Powerball ticket sold by the station. Wedmore said that he “was at the store at the time. I don’t know who it went to.”
The winner has 180 days to claim the prize according to Paula Harper Bethea, the executive director of the South Carolina Education Lottery.
She also advised the ticket holder to sign the back of it, secure it and talk to a financial advisor, “This is a life-changing event. There are a lot of zeros in this money.”
The winner will have the option of taking $233 million in cash or the full prize paid over 29 years. According to the lottery the chances of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175 million.