South Carolina adds 2nd billionaire with huge jackpot ticket

Jennifer Santo won $1 million as part of the Mega Millions lottery drawing Tuesday

Massachusetts State Lottery Jennifer Santo won $1 million as part of the Mega Millions lottery drawing Tuesday

Players are also known for their gambling spirit, shown once again during the Mega Millions Lottery with a $1.6 billion jackpot.

People wait in a long line to purchase lottery tickets outside the Blue Bird Liquor store in Hawthorne, California.

The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24, according to the Mega Millions website.

Idaho had five winning tickets that were only one number away from sharing in the jackpot prize. One of his tickets matched the first five numbers and missed the MegaBall number by one digit.

The Baton Rouge tickets were bought at the Circle K at 9320 Burbank Drive and Romero's Food Mart at 13921 Joor Road.

Lotto players wait in line to purchase lottery tickets for the $2.25 billion Mega Millions lottery in Sacramento, California.

Of the remaining four tickets that matched four of the five first numbers and the Megaball: one $10,000 victor was sold in Kootenai County, in Twin Falls County, and in Ada County.

"I just felt lucky", Jerry said.

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A person in SC is now a billionaire!

Richard McGowan, a Jesuit priest and gambling expert at Boston College, agreed that estimating big jackpots isn't an exact science, but he said officials are under increasing pressure to tout big prizes as the percentage of people playing lotteries has declined over the years.

All eyes are now on tonight's Powerball jackpot which is an estimated $620 million with a cash option of $354.3 million.

There were more than 15.7 million winning tickets across the game's nine prize tiers in Tuesday's drawing. A lottery victor who elects to receive annual payments over the lump sum still runs the risk of spending money wildly - but the damage you can do each year is limited, and you're guaranteed to receive a fat new check every year over the course of three decades.

But unfortunately for the players, the jackpot was won by a ticket bought in SC this morning and none of the above became a billionaire today. That's okay. There's always the Powerball, scheduled to be drawn Wednesday night.

Even if a lottery victor goes for annual payments and invests most of their take each year, the grand total would be less over the course of 30 years compared to the lump sum. One was sold in Mount Pleasant and the other in Grandville.

A customer, who did not want to be identified, displays the $200.00 worth of Mega Millions tickets he bought at Downtown Plaza convenience store in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Chase Hatcher said, trading smiles across the counter with Jee and Twinkle Patel.

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