Summerville woman claims $1 million lottery ticket bought in Cottageville

COTTAGEVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A Summerville woman has claimed a $1 million winning lottery ticket that was sold a Cottageville convenience store.

The winning Mega Millions ticket matched all five white ball numbers drawn on Friday night. Whoever bought the ticket also purchased a "Megaplier" to multiply the $250,000 prize to $1 million.

The numbers on the ticket read 16, 25, 28, 32, and 40.

"We're excited," says Penny Thomas, who owns the PT's Zip 'n Go convenience store where the ticket was sold.

Thomas says she got the call Saturday and until Tuesday, no one had come forward to claim the jackpot.

"I was in bed taking a nap and my husband came in and said you're not going to believe it but we got a million dollar winner," says Thomas.

Before the million dollar winner, the store's biggest pay out came from a $250,000 scratch off ticket.

"We just want to say thank you for the support of our customers because without them we wouldn't be here," says Thomas.

The SC Education Lottery said it will release more details on the lottery winner later Tuesday.

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