Categories
BLOG

sc power ball winner

SC Lottery officials talk about Mega Millions, Powerball ahead of drawings

Posted: Jan 11, 2021 / 06:23 PM EST / Updated: Jan 11, 2021 / 06:23 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Mega Millions and Powerball totals are steadily increasing and getting closer to a historic rate.

“The powerball and the mega millions jackpot when they’re added together this week, they total more than one billion dollars,” said Holli Armstrong, Communications Coordinator with the South Carolina Lottery.

The Mega Millions total has been adjusted to $615 million while the Powerball total is now $550 million.

This would mark the second time that both jackpots combined have equaled out to be greater than $1 billion.

The last time this happened was in October 2018, when the winning ticket was actually purchased in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Armstrong explained how the adjustments are figured out for each drawing.

“This is an indicator that sales nationally are strong because the jackpot is based on sales, so when you see an adjustment that just means that a lot of people are playing and are interested in taking a chance on the jackpot,” she said.

Although no one has won the jackpot yet, more than 70,000 people in South Carolina experienced some sort of winnings during last weekend’s drawing.

Armstrong gave some examples of what people did with their jackpot winnings.

“Most winners here in South Carolina, they want to do what anyone else would want to do. They want to give to their family, some want to give to their church. They want to help others,” said Armstrong.

I also decided to take it a step further and reach out to people via Facebook to see what they would do if they were to win the jackpot.

Some of those answers can be seen below:

Before you head to your local gas station and convenience store to buy a ticket and participate in the drawing, Armstrong had one last thing to tell potential players.

“The odds of winning are long. For Powerball, you’re looking at around one and 293 million, for Mega Millions, one and 303 million, so we encourage everyone to play smart…play in moderation, and please play responsibly.”

Holli Armstrong, SC Lottery

The drawing for the Mega Millions will take place on Tuesday, January 12 at 11:00 pm while the drawing for the Powerball will happen on Wednesday, January 13 at 10:59 pm.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Mega Millions and Powerball totals are steadily increasing and getting closer to a historic rate. “The powerball and the mega millions jackpot when they’re added together this week, they total more than one billion dollars,” said Holli Armstrong, Communications Coordinator with the South Carolina Lottery. The Mega Millions total has […]

SC Powerball winners pick up $49 million check

(Fort Mill-AP) May 29, 2003 – A Charlotte, North Carolina, man on Thursday accepted a check for nearly $49 million for winning the Powerball in South Carolina earlier in May.

Anthony “Danny” Wilson arrived at the Red Rocket Fireworks store in Fort Mill in a stretch limo to collect his winnings. He and his wife Monica are the first Powerball lottery winner in South Carolina since the state joined the game in October. The numbers for Wednesday night’s drawing were 13-18-34-35-51 and the Powerball was 28.

The Powerball jackpot was worth nearly $89 million if paid out over 30 years. The Wilsons decided to take a lump sum payment, worth $48,779,820.18.

The federal government will get $13 million. The state of South Carolina will get nearly $3.5 million. North Carolina will get an undetermined share next income tax season.

Monica works for Wells Fargo in Fort Mill and Anthony is a calibrations technician in Columbia. They have two children, 16 and 12.

Red Rocket on US Highway 21 is routinely the state’s top lottery outlet. The will get a $50,000 bonus. Fort Mill sits just south of Charlotte, North Carolina, and has the state’s top five lottery outlets.

A Charlotte, North Carolina, man on Thursday accepted a check for nearly $49 million for winning the Powerball in South Carolina earlier in May. Anthony "Danny" Wilson arrived at the Red Rocket Fireworks store in Fort Mill in a stretch limo to collect his winnings. ]]>