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Update December 8: Away on business, a Bluffton woman received an urgent call from home. Her husband instructed her to sit down and then he broke the news: “You won $250,000.”
She was speechless.
When she got home she checked the ticket, and sure enough the first five numbers listed (6, 11, 12, 18, and 56 MB: 12) matched Friday’s Mega Millions results. The ticket was a $250,000 winner.
“Unbelievable,” she told lottery officials. “I haven’t slept and my husband hasn’t slept either.”
The winner did not want to release her name but has shared the news with close family. She remarked that this Christmas, that appeared would be a frugal one, will now be a celebration.
“I feel more than grateful,” she said.
Maruti Food Mart Inc. in Hardeeville sold the winning ticket and received a check for $2,500. Every retailer that sells a claimed ticket of $10,000 or more earns a 1 percent retailer commission, capped at $50,000.
First reporting: Bought a lottery ticket recently in Hardeeville? Better double check it.
A $250,000 ticket was sold at the Maruti Food Mart Inc. at 15967 Whyte Hardee Boulevard.
The winning ticket for the Friday, December 3, drawing matched all five white ball numbers drawn. If the ticket holder had purchased a "Megaplier" for an extra $1, the $250,000 winnings would have been multiplied to $1 million.
The numbers were 6, 11, 12, 18, and 56, with a "Megaball" of 12 and a "Megaplier" of 3.