24 October 2018
Lottery officials have announced the lucky numbers for the highest ever Mega Millions jackpot: 5, 28, 62, 65, 70; and the Mega Ball was 5. And with the world watching and waiting to see who would walk away with $1.6 billion, someone in South Carolina is likely smiling from ear to ear.
According to the state's lottery board, a ticket matching all six of the winning numbers was sold somewhere in South Carolina and they are now waiting for the winner to come forward.
Along with the ticket sold on South Carolina, there were also 8 tickets bought in California that matched five of the six numbers needed to win the jackpot and tickets with four matching numbers sold all around the world.
The jackpot was the largest ever beating out the previous record set by the Powerball lottery in 2016 at $1.56 billion. The current Powerball jackpot is also nothing to scoff at, with it currently sitting at $750 million.