BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Lottery officials said someone in South Carolina won the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot. The ticket matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing.
This marks the world’s largest ever lottery grand prize.
The winning numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.
The winners can either accept the money in one immediate payment followed by 29 annual gaduate payments, or accept the smaller cash option immediately of an estimated $877.8 million.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The chance of winning the top prize was 1 in 302.5 million.
But don’t lose hope, the Powerball drawing is Wednesday, and the jackpot is an estimated $620 million. It would be the third-largest Powerball jackpot.