Transcript for $1.5B Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina
And it is a great morning for one lucky winner waking up with the largest lottery jackpot ever. $1.6 billion. We're all at work so it wasn't us. Let's take a look at the winning numbers, they were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 with a mega ball number 5. There was one winner. The winning ticket sold in south Carolina and Steve osunsami is there now. Good morning, Steve. Reporter: Good morning to you. We are live outside of the south Carolina lottery headquarters and no matter where this winning ticket is across the state, this is where the winner will have to come to turn in that ticket and get that cash. This is one of the best states to win the lottery because the winner can claim that money anonymously. It's mega millions. Reporter: One person in south Carolina is holding the lucky ticket that the rest of us working joes wish were sitting in our back pocket worth $1.6 billion. The cash payout in this world record jackpot, $904 million in cash. And even some of the losers are winners. Across the country at least 36 tickets won at least a million dollars matching five numbers. In South Carolina alone there were five $10,000 winners. And over 200,000 other people who took home between $2 and $500. Lottery officials counting the cash coming in estimated that more than 75% of all possible winning numbers were sold before Tuesday night. More than 302 million number combinations. Across the country, people were kool-aid cash or having champagne dreams. I'm holding the lucky money right here. Reporter: The lines in some places were hours long. I would buy houses for all of my children. Pay off my mortgages. And help people. I'm here to buy 5,535 mega millions ticket. Great. We'll get that going for you and hope we get you the winning ticket. Reporter: For all those people whose dreams were dashed the dream is still alive. The Powerball is up to 620 million and that drawing is tonight. George. We're not even talking about that. You know, the 620 -- hey, Steve, thank you. To ABC's gio Benitez who is with
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