Carolina Forest Kroger customer buys $1 million Lotto ticket

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

A shopper at the The Plaza at Carolina Forest Kroger grocery store purchased a $1 million lotto ticket.

The five white-ball numbers drawn Saturday were 19, 25, 48, 55 and 60. The Powerball was 18.

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The Myrtle Beach winner matched all five numbers but not the Powerball.

As no one hit all numbers, the Powerball increased the jackpot to at least $625 million for Monday night’s drawing. Lottery officials said that’s the 8th-largest prize in Powerball history.

Should someone match all five numbers in Monday night’s drawing, they would have the option of taking a one-time cash payment of $299.8 million.

The odds of winning the entire Powerball jackpot are about 1 in 293 million.

The odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are less than one in a million, for comparison sake.

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