AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) - The winner of a $2 million dollar Powerball ticket, sold in Aiken, has finally claimed his prize.
The ticket was sold a the Circle K store on Edgefield Highway last week.
The winner was a North Carolina resident who stopped at the gas station while traveling through South Carolina.
He told lottery officials it's unreal to have won the multi-million dollar jackpot.
The family plans to invest the $2 million dollars.
The Aiken Circle K store received a $10,000 dollars commission for selling the winning Powerball ticket.
Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot made someone in the CSRA a millionaire.
The ticket was sold at the Circle K Store #2751 on Edgefield Highway in Aiken, South Carolina.
The Assistant Manager tells WJBF NewsChannel 6 it's the biggest jackpot hit at her Circle K and possibly in Aiken.
On Thursday morning, employees and customers were shocked by the news.
"$2 million dollars can you believe that?" Store Assistant Manager Sherri Corley said.
"I'm excited for that person," said Nathaniel Alford. "I wish I could play, I don't. But Lord I might need to start."
The lucky ticket holder purchased the PowerPlay which doubled their winnings.
"That beats the $120,000 I make a year," Alford told WJBF NewsChannel 6.
"What would you do with $2 million dollars?" Asked NewsChannel 6's Stefany Bornman.
"I'll be here part time, but I would probably do like most people do, go on a shopping spree. Treat myself." Corley said.
The entire jackpot? $417.3 million dollars.
While the odds of winning, just $1 million dollars, is 1 in 11,688,054. That doesn't stop people from trying.
"Are you going to be a winner?" Asked NewsChannel 6's Stefany Bornman.
"I hope." Clifford Ranson said.
The player has 180 days to claim their prize.
WJBF NewsChannel 6 asked people what advice they would offer the areas newest millionaire.
"Play some more. I would!" Corley told WJBF NewsChannel 6.
"If you are married let your wife handle it, because guys seem to go wild." Ranson said.
Saturday night's Powerball jackpot is estimated to be $455 million dollars.
Check your tickets. More than to 20,000 players in South Carolina hold tickets for prizes from $4 up to $2 MILLION. Of these, more than 8,000 players purchased PowerPlay® to see their non-jackpot winnings, excluding the Match 5 prize, multiplied by three.
Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 to bring you the latest on this developing story.
- Teacher says she was fired for giving students zeroes
- Rescued sacrificial rooster terrorizes neighborhood
- Ohio man calls police after pig won't stop following him
- Sheriff: Man helped give goat whiskey, cocaine
- VIDEO: Two guys try ‘tall man' trick to get into Black Panther
- Nearly a dozen day care workers say parent's cookies made them high
- Simple sketch helps police identify theft suspect