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

Topic closed. 27 replies. Last post 8 years ago by corius$1918!.

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gonnawinwatchme's avatar - images
United States
Member #58835
February 27, 2008
148 Posts
Posted: August 20, 2009, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

Darnit, now I've got to go to Illinois and get a MegaMillions.  Why, during the week of no gas money, does the jackpot have to be so high!??!  LOL  I can't believe I didn't even get one stinkin' number for Powerball!

    United States
    Member #76773
    July 5, 2009
    6 Posts
    Posted: August 20, 2009, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

    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???

    nothing sinister intended! not even asking for handouts. i have relative in Columbia. If we're not creating a celebrating, we hope someone we know is. we all jump for joy when our Dada, Moma, Brothers or Sisters receive good news. whether its welcoming a new baby or welcoming 256M into their lives.

    So...? Any news about this world being a small world?

      ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
      United States
      Member #56506
      November 21, 2007
      6537 Posts
      Posted: August 20, 2009, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

      I wish I had the winning ticket, but congrats to the person(s) who did win!

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

        dopey7719's avatar - Lottery-049.jpg
        Midlands, SC
        United States
        Member #69698
        January 14, 2009
        303 Posts
        Posted: August 20, 2009, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

        It's so EXCITING having someone finally win big here in SC.  I work 15 minutes from that gas station.  Passed it a couple of weeks ago...oh well.  When the time is right I hope it will be my turn.  Congrats!!!

          wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

          United States
          Member #15143
          May 10, 2005
          417 Posts
          Posted: August 20, 2009, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

          This article says the winner has 90 days to claim the prize but the ways to win page lists it at 180?

            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
            United States
            Member #9
            March 24, 2001
            20110 Posts
            Posted: August 20, 2009, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

            This article says the winner has 90 days to claim the prize but the ways to win page lists it at 180?

            From South Carolina Education Lottery website

            Player FAQ 

            Q: How long do I have to redeem a prize I won on a scratch-off ticket?
            You have 90 days after the official end of the game. The official end of games will be posted at our retail locations as well as on our website.

            Q: How long do I have to redeem a prize I won on an online ticket?
            A: Pick 3, Pick 4, Palmetto Cash 5, MegaMatch 6SM and Powerball® tickets  can be redeemed up to 180 days after the draw date printed on the ticket. Check ending game dates on the Prizes Remaining Report that is updated daily.

            The writer must have gotten confused.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         Evil Looking       

              Baton Rouge, LA
              United States
              Member #72970
              April 1, 2009
              18 Posts
              Posted: August 20, 2009, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

              oh no!!!!!!

              good luck 2 u, u must be a nut

                Litebets27's avatar - power
                United States
                Member #10465
                January 14, 2005
                6065 Posts
                Posted: August 20, 2009, 9:49 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!

                I would like to congratulate the winner of this gigantic prize. I was hoping it would have been SwampFox that won it. I'm still pulling for you swampy....keep trying. Good luck.

                Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                Come on Jackpot!!!

                  Entertaiment Capital
                  United States
                  Member #37800
                  April 19, 2006
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                  Posted: August 20, 2009, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

                   I really don't think that someone who can actually handle such amount of money won.

                    New Member
                    Baltimore, Maryland
                    United States
                    Member #75560
                    June 6, 2009
                    1 Posts
                    Posted: August 20, 2009, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                    I just bought my Mega Milliion tickets today:)

                    All I can do is hope for the best:)

                    Besides, the only way to win is to keep playing the Mega Millions game.

                    I hate when people say "Oh, you'll never win that lottery.  You have better chances of getting struck by lightning.

                    Well, if that was true, why do people win the Powerball or Mega Millions lottery at all?


                    If that was the case, no one should ever win the Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot.


                    Even though the Powerball odds of winning is 1:195 million and the Mega Millions odds are 1:175 million someone still eventually wins the jackpot.  That jackpot winner's life is going to be changed forever.  I think that is what attracts people to these high-end jackpots.  Everybody wants to be that lucky jackpot winner.

                    That's why I think these lottery games are going to keep going for a while.  So, why not spend a $1 to buy a Powerball or Mega Millions ticket.  It might just be your lucky day:)

                      Republic of Texas
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                      Member #57557
                      January 9, 2008
                      1095 Posts
                      Posted: August 21, 2009, 12:28 am - IP Logged

                      Congrats to the Winner! White Bounce


                      Getting my MM tickets tomorrow. It's time to hit in Michigan.....



                        HaveABall's avatar - rocket

                        United States
                        Member #72448
                        March 18, 2009
                        1260 Posts
                        Posted: August 21, 2009, 1:41 am - IP Logged



                        WOW! WHAT A HUGE FINANCIAL GAIN!!!!!!



                        Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!



                          United States
                          Member #67052
                          November 15, 2008
                          80 Posts
                          Posted: August 22, 2009, 10:00 am - IP Logged

                          Congratulations to the winner.  I purposely did not look at the winning numbers, i wanted to wait.  then my neighbor told me someone from SC won.  I planned to wait several days then see if the winner came forward.  well, i decided to read posts about winning ticket. I then read where ticket was sold, wow, i was praying they would say winning ticket sold in mccormick, sc.  oh well, i had a couple to days of daydreaming! smile.


                          Can't wait to see who won, even though i would never, ever come forward for the press if it was me.  God Bless them.  They have the good type Stressor. I read a book years ago, which said, "I'd rather cry my tears on satin sheets than cotton".  I would love to have that type of good stress the winners will have. 


                          Well, let go to quicken to balance my checkbook now! LOL