UPDATE: Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - UPDATE, 4:00 a.m.:

A lucky South Carolina resident could wake up a billionaire this morning.

ABC News reports one winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket was sold in somewhere in South Carolina, the state's Education Lottery announced early Wednesday.

According to the Mega Millions website, there was only one jackpot-wining ticket sold.

However, 36 second-place tickets were sold, including one in Iowa. These tickets usually come with a $1 million prize, though that can vary by state.

Lottery officials are scheduled to release more information later today.

The numbers for this week's historic Mega Millions Jackpot were announced late Tuesday night.

The jackpot numbers were: 28, 70, 5, 62, 65, with a Mega Ball of 5.


Original story:

The winning numbers have been drawn for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, but it isn't immediately clear if there's a winner .

The numbers drawn in Tuesday night's drawing are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.

The estimated jackpot is the largest lottery prize ever . The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.

If no tickets match the Tuesday numbers, lottery officials say the jackpot is expected to grow to an estimated $2 billion for Friday's drawing.

It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of matching all six numbers and taking home the grand prize is a dismal 1 in 302.5 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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