There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners in California, but a ticket that matched five of six lotto numbers for $1.537 billion jackpot was sold in San Luis Obispo.
The previous highest the jackpot had ever been was $656 million in 2012, according to Mega Millions.
The numbers drawn Tuesday night were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and mega ball 5, according to the California Lottery’s Twitter page.
The ticket still won prize money, but it has yet to be determined how much as other winners are still coming forward.
The winning ticket was announced to be from Simpsonville, South Carolina. The winner will be able to claim $1.537 billion in annuity, meaning they get payments for the money over the years to come, or $878 million in cash.
“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,” Lead Director of Mega Millions Group Gordon Medenica said in a news release.
The odds of winning the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302,575,350, according to Mega Millions.
The next drawing will be on Friday, Oct. 26. The jackpot will reset to a value of $40 million.