Transcript for $400 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in South Carolina
Now, to the golden powerball ticket. The winning numbers selected last night match one ticket purchased in south carolina. It's an estimated $400 million jackpot. And abc's steve osunsami is there in lexington, south carolina, with the latest. It's a good morning for somebody there, steve. Good morning to you. Reporter: It sure is a good morning for someone, robin. They're having a party here at the store behind me. They're cheering people as they walk in. And when you walk in the store, there's this nice little greeting on the front chance, i had them print me a copy of. If you bought a powerball ticket for last night's drawing at our store, you better check your numbers. 7, 10, 35, 22, 32, 19. Reporter: And they left one, just one lucky winner in lexington, south carolina, $399.4 million. 12 other players also struck it rich, from 5 other states, matching 5 numbers. Winning $1 million apiece. Jackpots as big as $500 million once seemed impossible. But there's been four in just the last year. Just last month, 16 maintenance workers in new jersey split a jackpot of $448 million. These giant paydays are thanks to higher ticket prices and more media attention. The country's other nationwide lotto says it will cash in on the goodness. The megamillions lottery plans to change its rules, improving the odds of winning any prize from 1 in 40 to 1 in 15. COME OCTOBER 19th, WHEN WE Make the real changes for megamillion, we think that game is going to be bigger than ever. Reporter: That means second-place winners who once won $250,000 would now win at least $1 million. Hardly chump change. This station says that this ticket could be sold anywhere. It sits right next to interstate 20 and an airport. Plus, this isn't like florida. The winner can remain completely anonymous. Robin? We'll have to wait and see what happens. Steve, thanks.
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