A retired Greenville banker and his two daughters have claimed that $57 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Twelve days ago the winning ticket was purchased at the Kangaroo Express on Greenville Boulevard.
James Jones will split the winnings with his two daughters, Allan Jones of Greenville and Kimberly Jones, a high school teacher from Buford, Georgia. After taxes Jones will take home $20 million, while his two daughters will receive $4.3 million each.
Jones bought five $2 tickets on the day of the drawing. He didn't know he had won until Saturday morning.
“For my family, it will mean the ability to finish the education of our grandchildren and their grandchildren” said Jones. “For my daughters, it will certainly mean a less stressful financial life and the ability to follow their life ambitions. As for my wife and I, it will certainly not change much in our lives as we now live comfortably and have no needs or want for many more worldly things.”
Jones said the family plans to invest and save the money for “future generations” and support worthy charities.
The jackpot that night was actually $114 million, and the second winning ticket was sold in California. So far that half of the jackpot has not yet been claimed.
The Kangaroo Express has received a $50,000 incentive award for selling the winning ticket.