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No details have been released yet about the winning ticket.

Here are the winning numbers:

5. 28,  62, 65, 70, and 5

The lump sum one time prize will be close to a billion dollars, before taxes. You can almost bet on giving Uncle Sam about a third of that.

The massive jackpot is the world's largest ever lottery grand prize. "The moment we've been waiting for finally arrived, and we couldn't be more excited," said Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group and Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming. "This is truly a historic occasion. We're so happy for the winner, and we know the South Carolina Education Lottery can't wait to meet the lucky ticket holder."