Winning Ticket Selected For Powerball Jackpot

By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email
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Associated Press Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Officials with the South Carolina Education Lottery say a $400 million winning ticket in the latest Powerball drawing was sold in Lexington in central South Carolina.

Lottery officials said early Thursday that the ticket was sold at the Murphy USA station. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were 7-10-22-32-35 with the Powerball of 19.

The actual value is $399.4 million, with a direct cash option of $233 million.

It's the largest Powerball winning ticket sold in South Carolina and the fourth largest in the history of the game.

South Carolina also had a $1 million winning ticket sold at a gasoline station in Hampton. That ticket matched the first five numbers.

In May, a Florida widow won the biggest Powerball jackpot in history -- a $590 million pot.

By: Elizabeth Nickerson
September 18, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - "Wow!" "That's a lot of money, that is alot of money."
"Would be an interesting dilemma."

That's the excitement from residents of Powerball mania. The drawing is Wednesday night and lottery officials feel like living in the sunshine state is lucky.

"This the forth largest Powerball jackpot ever, the largest one was the one that was sold here in Florida the $590 million jackpot, so we are feeling kind of lucky hoping that we get the winner," said David Bishop, the Deputy Secretary of the Florida Lottery.

The sunshine state makes history with the most powerball winners in such a short period of time. Since joining in 2009 there have been seven winners from Florida.

Powerball in Florida has generated $25.8 million for this series of rollovers, that's since August seventh.

"If I did win I'd probably buy me a fleet of Ferrari's all different colors," said Marcus Perry, a Tallahassee resident.

"Even though, I may have all this money I am not just going to dependent on that money maybe we can make that old money," said
John Marc Holland, said a Tallahassee Resident.

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