Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in South Carolina: Is This the Luckiest Store in America?
One lucky winner purchased the $1.6 billion-winning ticket in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
The gas station and convenience store located at a rural crossroads on the outskirts of Simpsonville, a town of just 18,000 residents. It was once named one of the top 10 places to live for families.
The news of the winning ticket has left the entire nation bummed out after learning they were not the winners.
Disappointed non-billionaires were seen ripping up their losing tickets on social media and declaring, "Back to work!"
Hogan Brown, the director of the South Carolina Lottery, and Gordon Medenica, the director of Mega Millions, have been up all night waiting for the results to come in.
“I found out. I called him, woke him up to see if there was a winner anywhere else,” Brown told Inside Edition.
The state that sells the winning ticket finds out first. Then, it's reported to Medenica.
“It was past 5 in the morning before every state had reported," he told Inside Edition.
Locals gathered at the KC Mart in Simpsonville, wondering if the winner was a neighbor or friend.
In South Carolina the winner can choose to remain anonymous — so we may never know.
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