COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Did you wake up to check your lottery ticket only to find you're not an overnight millionaire?
Well, don’t worry, no one else hit the Powerball jackpot, either, falling short of matching all six numbers in the March 23 drawing. The $1 million ticket was purchased from the Two Notch Market at 7501 Two Notch Rd. in Columbia for Saturday night’s drawing.
The Columbia ticket matched all five white ball numbers drawn. Had the ticket holder purchased PowerPlay for an extra $1, the $1 million prize would have increased to $2 million.
But not all is not lost, though - one lucky person in South Carolina did match five numbers, winning $1 million. In all, there were 10 $1 million prize winners across the county.
Check your tickets! More than to 53,000 players in South Carolina hold tickets for prizes from $4 up to $1 million. Of these, more than 21,000 players purchased PowerPlay to see their non-jackpot winnings, excluding the Match 5 prize, multiplied by three. Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes.
The odds of winning $1 million are 1 in 11,688,054. The odds of a 3X multiplier being selected are 1 in 3.23, when the jackpot is over $150 million.
If you need to check your ticket, here are the winning numbers: 24-25-52-60 and 66. The Powerball was 5.
The jackpot is now up to $ 750 million, the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot in history.
The next drawing is on Wednesday, March 27. South Carolinians interested in taking a chance on the third-largest Powerball jackpot must purchase tickets by 9:59 p.m. for Wednesday’s 10:59 p.m. drawing. Tickets are available at most convenience stores and grocery stores in our state.
Net proceeds from every dollar spent by players on the South Carolina Education Lottery are returned to the state in the form of funding for education, prizes, retailer commissions, and payment to contractors for goods and services.