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3 SC lottery players wake up millionaires-to-be

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Three South Carolina Education Lottery tickets sold came within one number of winning last night's highly anticipated Powerball jackpot drawing for a record $587.5 million.

A Powerball ticket worth $2 million was sold by the H & S Shoppe at 430 E. Main St. in Andrews.

Two $1 million tickets were sold by retailers in Florence and Rock Hill. Cruizers XII at 2124 N. Williston Rd. in Florence and MR Express on 2120 Nations Ford Rd. in Rock Hill were the lucky lottery retail locations.

The six-figure winners matched all five white ball numbers drawn to win $1 million. One of the ticket holders purchased PowerPlay for an extra $1, to have the $1 million Match 5 prize increased to $2 million.

An unprecedented 140,000 winning tickets were sold in the Palmetto State totaling $5.3 million. These winners took home anywhere from $4 up to the $2 million prize.

Last night's winning Powerball® white ball numbers were 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and red Powerball of 6.

The South Carolina Education Lottery advises all players to sign the back of their winning tickets. Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. For complete information on claiming prizes, visit sceducationlottery.com.

Tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to share the $579.9 million jackpot.

The estimated Powerball® jackpot for Saturday, December 1, is $40 million.

Proceeds from every dollar spent by players on the South Carolina Education Lottery are returned to the state in the form of funding for education, prizes, retailer commissions, and payment to contractors for goods and services.

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