updated 8/20/2009 11:24:33 AM ET 2009-08-20T15:24:33

The economic crunch has drastically improved for one lucky Powerball lottery player who bought a ticket in South Carolina.

Lottery officials said Thursday a Powerball ticket sold in South Carolina matched all six numbers drawn to win the midweek jackpot worth nearly $260 million. A news conference was planned Thursday at a Columbia store where the ticket was sold.

Amber Baldwin, assistant manager at the Murphy USA store, said the store was buzzing with excitement and ticket sales had increased since the winning ticket was announced.

The winner hasn't come forward yet, said Stephanie Summer Hemminghaus, a lottery official.

Powerball is played in 30 states.

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