Friday, November 24, 2017
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Holder of lucky Powerball ticket a mystery in S.C.

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LEXINGTON, S.C. — A service station was abuzz Thursday with reporters and onlookers hoping to learn who held the winning $400 million ticket in the latest Powerball drawing.

The ticket was sold Wednesday afternoon at the Murphy USA station, off I-20 west of Columbia among fast-food restaurants. But Thursday, there was no indication who bought it.

Winners in South Carolina do not have to come forward publicly, but Lottery Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea said the ticketholder must contact state lottery officials within 180 days.

Bethea said the winner chose a "quick pick" ticket, letting the computer select the numbers drawn Wednesday night: 7-10-22-32-35, with the Powerball of 19.

The actual value is $399.4 million, with a direct cash option of $233 million. It's the fourth largest jackpot in Powerball history.

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