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One ticket from S.C. wins $260M Powerball lottery jackpot

PowerballPowerball: One ticket from S.C. wins $260M Powerball lottery jackpot

Mega Millions jackpot worth $207M still up for grabs

A torrent of ticket sales sent the Poweball jackpot soaring again, to $259.9 million — up $15 million since the $245 million estimate was established Saturday — and then one ticket won last night.

Unless you bought your Powerball ticket in South Carolina, your only shot at a $200+ million lottery jackpot is tomorrow night's Mega Millions drawing.

The store that sold the ticket is the Murphy USA gas station at 7530 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, located near the Wal-Mart store, according to a press release by the state lottery commission.

The $259,900,000 ticket is the 10th-largest Powerball jackpot ever and the biggest in South Carolina since its inception in 2002.

The lucky winner can also choose to take the massive prize as a lump-sum cash payment of $129.5 million.

According to the Powerball Jackpot Analysis page at USA Mega (www.usamega.com/powerball-jackpot.asp?d=8/19/2009), the cash option payout to the winner after federal and state tax withholdings will be $88,060,000.

A news conference is planned to be held Thursday at the Columbia store.

Amber Baldwin is an assistant manager and she said she's been selling even more tickets since the announcement was made.

The winning numbers for the Wednesday, August 19, Powerball drawing were 14-24-31-43-51, with a Powerball number of 27.  The Power Play number was 5.

The winner has 90 days from the official end of the game to cash in the ticket.

17 lucky players got very close to lottery mega-wealth by matching the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize.  Those second-prize tickets were sold in the following states: 2 from Arizona, 3 from Florida (1 with Power Play), 2 from Indiana (both with Power Play), 1 from Iowa (with Power Play), 1 from Kentucky, 1 from Minnesota, 1 from North Carolina, 2 from Pennsylvania, 1 from West Virginia, and 3 from Wisconsin.

The second-prize tickets sold with the Power Play option will receive a prize of $1 million.  Power Play may be purchased for an additional $1 per ticket.

Powerball's top prize is back to $20 million for Saturday's drawing.

The biggest current jackpot in the USA is the $207 million up for grabs in the Mega Millions lottery, which will be drawn Friday night at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Mega Millions is played in 12 states.

The winning numbers for the highly-anticipated Mega Millions drawing will be published within minutes of the draw time on the USA Mega Web site (www.usamega.com).

Powerball is played in 30 states, including Delaware.

USA Mega is a national resource for the United States' two major multi-state games, Powerball and Mega Millions.  Players can access USA Mega for the latest winning numbers, as well as past results, lottery news stories, jackpot analysis that presents after-tax jackpot amounts for each individual state, lottery results statistics, and an extensive archive of frequently asked questions about the games.

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Chief Bottle Washer
New Jersey
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Posted: August 20, 2009, 11:38 am - IP Logged

A big congrats to the winner(s)!!!


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    Spokane Valley, WA
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    Member #59363
    March 14, 2008
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    Posted: August 20, 2009, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

    OKKKKKKKK, so who on this site won it?

      GamerMom's avatar - tails

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      April 21, 2008
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      Posted: August 20, 2009, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

      Ok i'm so now i'm thinking of driving to Georgia to buy a mega millions ticket LOL

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        United States
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        December 16, 2008
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        Posted: August 20, 2009, 12:27 pm - IP Logged



        Congrats to the winner(s).......I really wanted to win this money and move out from My Mom house and have a life fo myself.....Anyways there is Mega million......I gotta buy my tix now....Good Luck to all....

        "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

                                                                                      Psalms 37:34

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          July 5, 2009
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          Posted: August 20, 2009, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

          Some hicks(oops) struck it rich in South Carolina! Would be nice to be related to the Son-of-a-Gun.

            GamerMom's avatar - tails

            United States
            Member #60535
            April 21, 2008
            460 Posts
            Posted: August 20, 2009, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

            Some hicks(oops) struck it rich in South Carolina! Would be nice to be related to the Son-of-a-Gun.

            Now see that kind of thinking just sets me off.  I would never dream of asking anyone, even a relative for money, no matter how much they had. I would be grateful if they offered it and graciously accept but just because someone shares your DNA doesn't make you entitled to anything they have.  Plus there's a little thing called the gift tax, remember???


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              November 16, 2005
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              Posted: August 20, 2009, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

              Well Congrats to my fellow SC resident......(LUCKY B******)                I just hope we don't get anoter Jack Whittaker or a David Edwards to make SC look worse...................OH well I guess I will have to concentrate ont he measly $207 millioin MEGA MILLIONS pot for the time being......LMAO!!!!!

                konane's avatar - wallace
                Atlanta, GA
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                March 13, 2003
                3587 Posts
                Posted: August 20, 2009, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

                Congratulations to the winner(s)!!!!!  PartyPartyPartyPartyParty

                Good luck to everyone!

                  swampfox's avatar - animal041
                  SC Low Country
                  United States
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                  June 12, 2009
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                  Posted: August 20, 2009, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                  yeah, congrats to the winner...if they on this site...that ticket was suppose to sell about an hour and a half further southeast.....i even went and got a ticket in litebet27 name since they didn't get to get one...gee, do something nice and someone else get the cake...gee...lol....congrats to them...maybe i should save up for the next 6 months...SC won't have another winner for a while...I Agree!


                  "All men of power ought to be mistrusted." - James Madison

                    "While we are contending for our own liberty, we should be very cautious not to violate the rights of conscience in others, ever considering that God alone is the judge of the hearts of men, and to him only, in this case, they are answerable." - George Washington...  SwampFoxShocked Courage is looking danger in the face & saddling up anyway...John Wayne

                    cashmoney$girl's avatar - batman38
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                    Posted: August 20, 2009, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                    My congrats to the lucky winner or winners once again,it's about time for one of us to win the big one,thanks for putting S.C. on the map in a good way!Dance

                      dpoly1's avatar - driver
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                      October 16, 2008
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                      Posted: August 20, 2009, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats to the winner if they are not idiots !

                      I wanted an enormous jackpot, but I would take $10,000.000 cash on Saturday !

                      Stooges My financial advisors - nyuk, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk ....

                        wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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                        May 10, 2005
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                        Posted: August 20, 2009, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the winner!

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                          December 12, 2004
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                          Posted: August 20, 2009, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

                          was it a quickpick?

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                            September 3, 2008
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                            Posted: August 20, 2009, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                            I beleive it's qp... I'm sooo stupid why did I not drive to SC or Tennesee??? A big congrats to the lucky winner!!!! They are so <snip> lucky!!!

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