A Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold at the Panhandle Food Store and Valero gas station sometime between Sun. March 29, and Wednesday, April 1.
The owner of the winning ticket has not yet claimed the prize, according to state lottery officials.
The store is located at the corner of Hwy. 521 and Hwy. 160 East and is a hot spot for commuters traveling North into Ballantyne, N.C., and South into Lancaster.
The winning ticket matched all five Powerball numbers and the PowerPlay multiplier. The winner has 180 days to come forward and claim the prize. The winning white ball numbers were 2, 9, 33, 41 and 54. The red Powerball was 14 and the PowerPlay multiplier was 3.
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Many people claim their prize within the first week, said Stephanie Summers Hemminghaus with the South Carolina Education Lottery, while others will wait to speak with a financial advisor first. Sometimes, according to Summers, ticket holders will stuff their tickets into a jacket pocket or bag and forget about them.
“Check your tickets,” Hemminghaus said. “Don’t just toss it!”
No one won the Wednesday night Powerball jackpot of $109 million, which brings the estimated Powerball jackpot up to $126 million for this Saturday night’s drawing.
The Panhandle Food Store ranked number 25 last year in total lottery tickets sales in South Carolina. The Circle K on Hwy. 160 West ranked 15th, while Miller Produce and Farm was the number four retailer in the state, selling $1.8 million in lottery tickets last year.