Excitement builds in Lowcountry for huge Mega Millions jackpot

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - It's not often a lottery jackpot gets as big as the Mega Millions drawing on Friday night.

People around the Lowcountry must pick six correct numbers - five different numbers from one to 70 and another number between one and 25 - in order to win the $502 million prize.

One gas station selling the tickets Friday morning was the Sunoco on Rivers Avenue at Remount Road.

It's the biggest prize since 2016 when one person in Indiana one a $536 million prize. A Mega Millions jackpot went all the way up to $656 million in 2012. The game is played in 44 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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