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Anxious officials tweet to Mega Millions winner

4 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, October 24 2018 Oct 24, 2018 October 24, 2018 12:05 PM October 24, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - If lottery officials in South Carolina seem just a bit anxious, who could blame them?
A flimsy little piece of paper that crossed the counter of a convenience store on a country road in Simpsonville, South Carolina, is now worth $1.537 billion, and they apparently don't know the winner.
So lottery officials turned to Twitter to reach out, saying "Our message to the $1.5 BILLION #Mega Millions jackpot winner: Sign the back of the ticket, place the ticket in a safe location, speak with a trusted advisor and CALL THE LOTTERY at 1-866-736-9819. Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment!"

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