Mega Millions SC (South Carolina)
Check the latest Mega Millions SC results and payouts here.
|Category||SC Winners||Prize Per Winner||SC Prize Total|
|Match 5 + Mega Ball||0||$205,000,000||$0|
|Match 4 + Mega Ball||0||$10,000||$0|
|Match 3 + Mega Ball||9||$200||$1,800|
|Match 2 + Mega Ball||188||$10||$1,880|
|Match 1 + Mega Ball||1,456||$4||$5,824|
|Match 0 + Mega Ball||3,547||$2||$7,094|
|Match 5 (with Megaplier)||0||$2,000,000||$0|
|Match 4 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||0||$20,000||$0|
|Match 4 (with Megaplier)||9||$1,000||$9,000|
|Match 3 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||6||$400||$2,400|
|Match 3 (with Megaplier)||161||$20||$3,220|
|Match 2 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||150||$20||$3,000|
|Match 1 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||1,189||$8||$9,512|
|Match 0 + Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||2,789||$4||$11,156|
What is Mega Millions SC?
Mega Millions SC is a multi-state lottery format operated by the South Carolina Education Lottery on behalf of the state of South Carolina
Players pick five numbers from 1-70 for the white ball, and a Mega Ball numbered from 1-25.
The game costs $2 per ticket, plus a further $1 to add a 'Megaplier' that multiplies any non-jackpot wins.
Jackpots start at $40 million and rollover after each draw if there is no winning ticket with drawings taking place every Tuesday and Friday at 11pm.
Rollovers are common as the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. Three times in the game's history, the jackpot has rolled over to over $1 billion.
Who operates Mega Millions SC?
Following a vote by residents in favor of a state lottery, the South Carolina Education Lottery was established in November 2001.
Mega Millions was added to its games roster in January 2010, nearly eight years after its other popular multi-state, multi-million dollar lottery format Powerball SC was added.
Revenues generated from ticket sales (after prizes and expenses) typically average $300 million annually. These proceeds are used to support the State's scholarship program and other educational-related programs.
Can you play other lottery games in South Carolina?
Tickets for the following lottery based formats can be purchased:
In-house draw games
- Palmetto Cash 5 (formally Carolina 5)
Multi State Games
- Mega Millions
Who was the first SC Mega Millions Winner?
The first and only SC Mega Millions jackpot winner is an unknown person who won the second highest ever jackpot win at $1.537 billion in 2018. This is a hugely significant win not just because of the size of the sum, but also due to the fact it is the only ever Mega Millions jackpot win in the state.
Have there been any unusual winners stories?
The winner of the state's largest ever lottery win of over $1.5 billion took some time to come forward to claim the jackpot and requested to remain anonymous. This led to people speculating who the winner was, with theories ranging from them being on the run from the police and fearing a background check, to being so overwhelmed with the size of their win that they'd died on the spot.
More recently, stories circulated that the unidentified female winner lost millions to her New York attorney.
Jason Kurkley, an attorney who calls himself the lottery lawyer, was hired by the $1.5 billion winner to represent her. However various bank accounts were made under Kurkley’s name and he persuaded the winner to invest in a number of shoddy investment firms.
The lottery winner and her husband began to worry about the legitimacy of these investments and Kurkland was arrested after the FBI discovered a diamond merchant who had received $12.6 Million of their money, was actually a Ponzi Scheme.
Has there been a recent winning Mega Millions SC ticket?
The most recent Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina with a significant sum of over $1 Million was on October 23rd 2018 when an anonymous South Carolina woman won a record $1.537 Billion jackpot becoming the biggest lottery winner in US history.
Where else have South Carolina Mega Millions winning tickets been sold?
No other Mega Millions winning tickets that have led to any notable winnings of over $1 million have been sold in South Carolina.
Have there been other notable Mega Millions winners in SC?
By far the most notable SC lottery Mega Millions win in the history of South Carolina was on October 23, 2018 when an anonymous individual won the jackpot of $1.537 Billion. The winning ticket was sold at a KC Mart in Simpsonville, South Carolina. The amount advertised is based upon an annuity payment over 30 years. The same jackpot was worth a lump sum payment of approximately $877.8 million.
What about other lottery winners in South Carolina?
Aside from South Carolina Mega Millions, an unnamed person won the $399.4 million Powerball SC jackpot on September 18, 2013 . No one has won the Powerball jackpot in South Carolina since.
Roughly 4 years prior to this, Solomon Jackson jr bought a winning ticket in Columbia, worth $259.9 Million on 19 August, 2009. He donated much of his winnings to help the community, funding educational services in the local area.