by: Erica Bryant Updated:CLOVER, S.C. —
Someone who purchased a Powerball ticket in York County is a millionaire.
A quick stop at the Quik Trip station in Clover turned into $2 million for one lucky customer.
“Wow, somebody's lucky. Wish it was me,” said Rob Love, a customer.
The lucky Powerball ticket sold there came within one number of winning the $215 million jackpot.
It matched all five white ball numbers drawn, and the ticket holder purchased the Power Play for an extra dollar, increasing the $1 million prize to $2 million.
Some said the great news for the winner should translate into good news for the town.
“This is really good for the town,” said Kendra Harris. “I think that whoever got the ticket should give back, since they got $2 million. They could really do a lot with that money.”
More than 12,000 players in South Carolina hold tickets for prizes from $4 up to $2 million.
They have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes.
Meanwhile, others will have to wait and take a chance at winning next time.
The next Powerball drawing, with a jackpot of $247 million, is Saturday.
No word if the $2 million winner has claimed his or her prize.
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