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$2M Powerball ticket sold at Circle K in Aiken

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. 


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