World waits for $400M Powerball jackpot winner to come forward
LEXINGTON, S.C. – All who played the lottery and even those who didn’t are waiting for the winner or winners of the $400 million Powerball jackpot to come forward.
Lottery officials said only one jackpot winning ticket was sold and it came from Lexington, South Carolina.
However, we may never know who purchased the winning ticket.
South Carolina rules state the winner or winners can remain anonymous.
Powerball: The winning numbers are 7-10-35-32-22 Powerball: 19.
CNN reported Paula Harper Bethea, the executive director of South Carolina Lottery, said the ticket was sold at a highway gas station in that 5.8-square-mile town of 17,800.
The owner of the S.C. gas station will receive $50,000 just for selling the ticket.
Florida and Pennsylvania reported winning tickets that matched five numbers with the Power Play option worth $2 million.
Lottery tickets that matched five numbers won players in California, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina $1 million.
Wednesday’s haul was the fourth largest lottery price in U.S. history, CNN reported.
The biggest payload in American history was $665 million in the Mega Millions game in March 2012.
The greatest Powerball jackpot was the $590.5 million won with a single ticket in Florida this past May.