Time to celebrate and claim your winnings if you have this millionaire-making lottery ticket
The South Carolina Education Lottery has some good news for a fortunate Mega Millions player. Somebody in the state just won $1 million from the Friday, May 5, 2023 Mega Millions drawing.
The winner managed to match the five white balls numbers drawn. While their ticket didn’t match the gold Mega number, it’s still good enough for the impressive second-place prize of $1 million.
Had the ticket holder also matched the gold Mega number, they would have won the estimated jackpot prize of $68 million. Because nobody won the jackpot, it will roll over to the next drawing and will be worth an estimated $83 million with a cash value of $43.9 million.
Which South Carolina lottery retailer sold the $1 million ticket?
Do you buy your Mega Millions lottery tickets at the Publix Super Market #1383 in South Carolina shown in the below map? If yes, then you’ll want to dig out your lottery tickets to double-check them as this is the lottery retailer that sold the winning ticket.
In addition to the $1 million prize, there were many other prizes won in South Carolina from this Mega Millions drawing. The state lottery reports:
“More than 7,600 players in South Carolina hold tickets for prizes from $2 up to $1 MILLION. Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes. For complete information on claiming prizes, visit sceducationlottery.com.”
What were the winning numbers for the May 5, 2023 Mega Millions drawing?
The Mega Millions website lists the numbers for the drawing on their previous drawings page.
You can also check out this short video of the actual drawing:
Biggest jackpots so far in 2023
As of the publishing of this article, the Mega Millions jackpot has been won six times in 2023. Here are the top three jackpots won this year so far:
- For the January 13, 2023 drawing, a jackpot worth $1.348 billion ($723.5 million cash) was won in Maine by LaKoma Island Investments, LLC.
- For the April 14, 2023 drawing, a jackpot worth $483 million ($256.9 million cash) was won in New York.
- For the January 24, 2023 drawing, a jackpot worth $33 million ($17.4 million cash) was won in Massachusetts by Skylark Group Trust.
Do you play every Mega Millions drawing? Or do you wait until the jackpot gets huge?
Some lottery fans are devoted and never miss a drawing. Others prefer to play only when the jackpot reaches a certain large amount.
What about you? Do you have a preference? Use the comments section to chime in.
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