Winning ticket in $2.45 billion United States lottery

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If you're not the lucky person in SC who won Tuesday's record-shattering Mega Millions jackpot, and you haven't reached full lotto fatigue, this could be your lucky night. That winning ticket matched all six numbers. Most players will never get that life-changing result but the chance of winning millions of dollars on one day will always gain their attention.

The winning numbers are 3, 21, 45, 53, 56 and a powerball number of 22.

Sales from this drawing generated more than $10 million for state beneficiaries, which include more than $4 million for environmental causes.

Yesterday's Powerball lottery prize stood at $620m, making it the fifth-largest jackpot in USA history, after no one got all six numbers in Saturday's drawing.

Only five lottery jackpots have been larger, but with two giant prizes in one week, it's hard not to compare.

The Mega Millions jackpot may be starting from ground zero but there's already $40 million up for grabs.

The previous record was a $1.586bn jackpot for a Powerball lottery draw in 2016.

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The news of the winning ticket has left the entire nation bummed out after learning they were not the winners. The cash option on the prize is $877.8 million.

A single ticket holder in SC will claim that bounty, Mega Millions said on its website yesterday.

"It wasn't me", Haynes said over the phone, adding he matched only one number.

The ticket was sold in Simpsonville, South Carolina, at a KC Mart convenience store, the city's Mayor Janice Curtis said in a telephone interview on Wednesday.

The jackpot has raised from $620 million to $750 million.

A flimsy little piece of paper that crossed the counter of a convenience store on a country road in Simpsonville, South Carolina, is now worth $1.537 billion, and they apparently don't know the victor.

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