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Here's the Store That Sold Winning Mega Millions Ticket

A KC Mart in Simpsonville, SC
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2018 12:59 PM CDT
Media at left, record people entering the KC Mart in Simpsonville, SC, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, after it was announced the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was purchased at the store.   (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

(Newser) – It was KC Mart #7 at 303 Lee Vaughn Road in Simpsonville, SC, that sold the winning ticket for Tuesday's $1.5 billion Mega Millions drawing, state lottery officials announced Wednesday. Simpsonville, a small city of about 22,000, is near Greenville, the State reports. The owner of the convenience store tells the Greenville News he'll divvy up the roughly $30,000 the store gets for selling the ticket between himself and four employees.

"The winner should sign the back of the ticket, put it in a safe location, seek financial or legal advice from a trusted source, and call the Lottery. The winner has 180 days to come forward to claim the ticket," lottery officials said in a press release. Unless the winner chooses to reveal him or herself, though, the public may never know who he or she is. (Read more Mega Millions stories.)

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