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No Winner, Mega Millions® Jackpot Rockets to Record $868 Million
10/17/2018 9:56:54 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (October 17, 2018) – With no winner in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions® drawing, Friday’s draw just got a lot more interesting.

Someone stands to win an unprecedented $868 million and lay claim to the largest jackpot in Mega Millions® history.

That’s a $494 million cash payout for whoever can overcome odds of 1 in 303 million.

The Education Lottery urges players to play smart by playing responsibly and to safeguard your prize by signing the back of your ticket.

“While it’s fun to imagine what it would be like to win a life changing jackpot, don’t forget what’s important,” said SC Lottery Executive Director Hogan Brown. “Play in moderation and certainly do not spend money you don’t have or need for more important uses.”

In last night’s drawing more than 55,000 players in South Carolina won prizes from $2 up to $50,000. A ticket worth $50,000 was sold at the The Wildwood Market in Lugoff.

Ticket sales leading up to Friday’s drawing are expected to be strong nationally, meaning the jackpot will likely loom even larger as the drawing nears.

Tuesday’s jackpot already shattered the record previously set by Mega Millions, when a $656 million jackpot captivated the nation in March of 2012.

Tickets for Friday’s $868 million jackpot are available at lottery retailers statewide. Tickets cost $2, and in South Carolina must be purchased by 10 p.m. for Friday’s 11 p.m. drawing.

Good luck, South Carolina! Please Play Responsibly!

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