$400 Million Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold in Lexington, South C - kcentv.com - KCEN HD - Waco, Temple, and Killeen

$400 Million Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold in Lexington, South Carolina

Posted: Updated:

(CNN) -- You were more likely to be struck by lightning or attacked by a shark -- maybe even at the same time -- than win Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

But then again, you're not Mystery Ticket Holder in Lexington, South Carolina.

Millions played, hoping against hope, defying the odds, dreaming the dream of winning the $400 million estimated jackpot.

But there was only one winning ticket that hit the jackpot.

One that spit in the face of the formidable 1-in-175,223,510 odds.

One that drew the winning numbers: 7, 10, 22, 32, 35 and Powerball 19.

And it belongs to Mystery Ticket Holder in Lexington, South Carolina.

We don't know if it's one person. Maybe it's group of coworkers who pooled their dollar bills together.

We may never know. South Carolina lottery rules lets winners remain anonymous if they want.

Paula Harper Bethea, the executive director of South Carolina Lottery, says the ticket was sold at a highway gas station in that 5.8-square-mile town of 17,800.

Call the number to the gas station, and you get a busy signal. Most likely people calling to ask who the winner is. Or congratulating the owner on the cool $50,000 he'll be pocketing for selling the ticket.

Wednesday's haul was the fourth largest lottery price in U.S. history.

The biggest payload in American history was $665 million in the Mega Millions game in March 2012. The greatest Powerball jackpot was the $590.5 million won with a single ticket in Florida this past May.

But $400 million, with a cash value of $223 million, is still pretty sweet.

Someone's calling in sick this morning. That, you can bet on.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Train Your Brain To Crave Healthy Food

    Train Your Brain To Crave Healthy Food

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:26:37 GMT
    (CNN) -- It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants -- craves, even -- healthier foods. How? By following a healthy diet. We know, that wasn't the quick fix to afternoon ice cream binges you were hoping for. But this research could lead to a more sci-fi solution to the obesity epidemic. In a pilot study published Monday in the journal Nutrition Diabetes, scientists say that changing your eating behavior can actually change how your brain reacts to high-calorie and low-calori...More >>
    (CNN) -- It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants -- craves, even -- healthier foods. How? By following a healthy diet. We know, that wasn't the quick fix to afternoon ice cream binges you were hoping for. But this research could lead to a more sci-fi solution to the obesity epidemic. In a pilot study published Monday in the journal Nutrition Diabetes, scientists say that changing your eating behavior can actually change how your brain reacts to high-calorie and low-calori...More >>
  • In Wake of Baylor Win, Fans and Businesses Reflect on First McLane Game Day

    In Wake of Baylor Win, Fans and Businesses Reflect on First McLane Game Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:33:48 GMT
    (KCEN) – It was a great way to kick off the Bears' run in McLane Stadium: a blowout win over SMU, 45-0. But as much as it was a chance for the team to prove themselves to a new student body, it was a chance for the stadium to prove itself to the country.More >>
    (KCEN) – It was a great way to kick off the Bears' run in McLane Stadium: a blowout win over SMU, 45-0. But as much as it was a chance for the team to prove themselves to a new student body, it was a chance for the stadium to prove itself to the country.
    More >>
  • Big Tex Awards go to Gulf Shrimp Boil, Funnel Cake Ale

    Big Tex Awards go to Gulf Shrimp Boil, Funnel Cake Ale

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:31:55 GMT
    The State Fair of Texas announced their two big winners for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards.Eight finalists competed, but it was Clint Probst's Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil that won Best Tasting and Justin Martinez's Original State Fair Brew-Funnel Cake Ale that won Most Creative.The State Fair of Texas called Probst's culinary creation "crowd-pleasing Cajun" and Martinez's English-style summer ale "crisp, with just the right amount of toastiness and sweetness."This was the fair's 10...More >>
    The State Fair of Texas announced their two big winners for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards.Eight finalists competed, but it was Clint Probst's Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil that won Best Tasting and Justin Martinez's Original State Fair Brew-Funnel Cake Ale that won Most Creative.The State Fair of Texas called Probst's culinary creation "crowd-pleasing Cajun" and Martinez's English-style summer ale "crisp, with just the right amount of toastiness and sweetness."This was the fair's 10...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KCEN. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.