COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - A Lowcountry man was brought to tears after he bought a Mega Millions ticket worth $3 million.
The winner described the feeling of becoming a millionaire to lottery officials.
“I cried like a baby,” he said.
He purchased the Mega Millions ticket with Megaplier ticket at the Quickpantry on Dorchester Road, for the Friday, March 17 drawing.
The winning numbers for that drawing were: 26, 28, 29, 39, 49, and MB: 25. His quick pick matched all numbers, but one that was drawn.
“What am I going to do with that much money?” he said. “Then I got to thinking, there’s a lot I can do with it.”
He started by helping his family, and described it as “an indescribably and joyful feeling.”
The odds of winning $3 million are 1 in 12,607,306. The odds of a 3X multiplier are 1 in 2.5.
The Quickpantry in North Charleston received a commission of $30,000 for selling the claimed ticket.
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