South Carolina winner in shock after $2 million win
Drawing Date: 4/27/2018
May 1, 2018 - A Conway, S.C., man was eating breakfast when he checked his Mega Millions ticket. He didn’t take another bite after finding out he won $2 million.
“I’m still nervous,” he said seated with his wife at the South Carolina Education Lottery’s Columbia Claims Center yesterday. “I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to say. I just don’t know.”
His wife says he’s in shock.
“We probably both are,” she said. She didn’t believe her husband really won the Lottery until she looked up the winning numbers for herself and saw where the first five white numbers on his ticket matched those drawn on Friday, April 27 (2, 29, 38, 63, and 66, Megaball: 11).
The couple wants to invest the winnings for their retirement and for their kids’ college.
“It is a nice feeling,” the wife said.
“I can’t imagine what it must feel like to win the jackpot,” the husband said.
Because he spent the extra $1 for Megaplier, his would be $1 million prize increased to $2 million.
The odds of winning $1 million are 1 in 12,607,306. Odds of a “2” Megaplier being drawn are 1 in 3.
For selling the claimed ticket, Short Stop in Conway received a commission of $20,000.