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$400 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in South Carolina

September 19, 2013

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Only one winning ticket was sold for the latest multi-state Powerball lottery grand prize worth nearly $400 million, the Powerball website said.

The winning ticket for the $399 million grand prize was sold by the South Carolina Lottery.

South Carolina Educational Lottery Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea said the winning ticket was sold at a Murphy USA gas station-convenience store in Lexington, a community of slightly less than 20,000 in the middle of the state, NBC News reported.

The winning numbers were 7, 10, 22, 32, 35 and the Powerball was 19. The ticketholder can claim an annuity valued at $400 million or take a lump sum of $223 million in cash -- or about $134 million after taxes, officials said.

Wednesday's jackpot was the fourth largest for Powerball and the fifth largest in any U.S. lottery, NBC News said.

Powerball is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Original headline: Winning ticket for $400 million Powerball sold in South Carolina

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