Game of Chance to Pay One Winner $1.5 Billion
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A small piece of white paper sold at a convenience store in South Carolina is now worth more than $1.5 billion.
Lottery officials in the southern state say a ticket that matched all six numbers of Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing was sold at the KC Mart shop in Simpsonville. The town has a population of about 18,000 people.
The world may never know who the winner is, however. South Carolina is one of eight American states that does not make lottery winners publicly identify themselves.
The South Carolina Education Lottery tweeted, "Our message to the $1.5 BILLION #MegaMillions jackpot winner: Sign the back of the ticket, place the ticket in a safe location, speak with a trusted advisor and call the lottery...Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment!"
The ticket is worth about $877.8 million if the winner chooses to accept a one-time payment. That is what most lottery winners do. The other choice is to collect the full amount in yearly payments over the next 29 years.
Earlier estimates had said this week's Mega Millions game would be the largest lottery jackpot ever. However, the actual number ended up being just under a record set in 2016.
Still, the jackpot was huge. In fact, it is 20 percent of South Carolina's yearly budget. And it is enough money for the winner to give more than $300 to each of South Carolina's 5 million people.
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1.lottery jackpot 彩票头奖
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2.one-time payment 一次性缴费
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3.lottery winners 彩票得主
Italian lottery winners usually prefer to remain anonymous.
4.convenience store 便利店
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5.Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment!"
Take a deep breath 深呼吸
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I hear him take a deep breath.
6.A small piece of white paper sold at a convenience store in South Carolina is now worth more than $1.5 billion.
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该南部州的彩票工作人员表示，这张押中周二“超级百万”开奖结果6位数字的彩票是辛普森维尔市的一家KC Mart商店售出的 。该小镇拥有1.8万人口 。
然而，大家可能永远不知道中奖者的身份 。南卡罗来纳州是美国无需公开中奖者身份的8个州之一 。
南卡罗来纳州教育彩票中心在推特上写道，“友情提示那位‘超级百万’15亿头奖的中奖人：在彩票背面签上名字，然后放到一个安全的地方 。找一位值得信任的法律顾问咨询一下，然后拨打彩票中心电话 。深呼吸，尽情享受这一刻吧！”
如果中奖者选择一次性领取，那么他将获得约8.778亿美元 。这也是大多数中奖者的选择 。另一种方式是按年领取，在接下来的29年内领完这笔奖金 。
早些时候，本周的“超级百万”预计将成为有史以来最大的彩票头奖 。然而，最终的实际数字略低于2016年创下的历史记录 。
然而，这次头奖仍然是一笔巨款 。实际上，它是南卡罗来纳州年度预算的20% 。这笔钱足够获奖者给南卡罗来纳州的500万人口每人发300美元红包 。