Woman claims $2 million Powerball ticket sold in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Myrtle Beach woman has claimed the $2 million Powerball prize from a ticket purchased at a local Express Mart, lottery officials state.

Lottery officials announced on Monday that a winning Powerball ticket purchased from the Express Mart on S. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach matched all five white ball numbers drawn on Saturday night, and the ticket holder purchased the $1 Power Play option, doubling the prize money to $2 million.

The winner spent $3 on a Powerball quick pick with Powerplay, lottery officials state. When her husband woke her Sunday morning and told her they won $2 million, "she almost cried," he said.

He wiped away a few tears of his own when they were presented with the check, lottery officials say.

The couple told lottery officials they plan to give anonymously to area churches and the local food pantry, and then pay off their home.

The Express Mart received a $20,000 commission for selling the winning ticket.

The odds of winning $2 million from Powerball are 1 in 5,153,633. The estimated jackpot for the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, March 13, is $183 million.

For information on claiming prizes, visit: sceducationlottery.com.

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