Myrtle Beach area man claims winnings in Mega Millions lottery

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 20, 2013 

A Myrtle Beach area man told state lottery officials that his wife fainted after he told her they had a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket – one worth $1 million.

The man, who declined to be identified, claimed his winnings from the S.C. Education Lottery and said he told his wife about the winnings when she got home from work.

The man said she didn’t believe him, so he handed her the ticket so she could compare the numbers.

The winning numbers drawn Tuesday were 8, 14, 17, 20 and 39 with a Megaball of 7.

Then the man said his wife blacked out in the kitchen and fell to the floor.

The ticket, a quick pick, was purchased from the Bi-Lo on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach and matched the first five numbers drawn.

If the ticket had matched all six numbers, the man would have been among those who won a share of Tuesday’s jackpot of $648 million. Two people – one each in California and Georgia – were jackpot winners.

The Bi-Lo in North Myrtle Beach received a commission of $10,000 for selling the claimed ticket.

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