1. At least one $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot ticket was sold in South Carolina, the state’s Education Lottery announced Wednesday. If the buyer is the only winner, they will walk away with a lump-sum payment of $904 million. Lottery officials are scheduled to release more information later on Wednesday. The numbers for this week’s historic jackpot were 28, 70, 5, 62, 65, with a Mega Ball of 5. According to ABC News, the odds of winning the $1.6 billion jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. (ABC News)
2. Joseph Lewis of Portland was arrested and charged with elevated aggravated assault for a stabbing at a concert in Portland. The event at the State Theatre ended early on Sunday night as people were evacuated out of the venue after a man from the town of Norway was found stabbed. Lewis is expected in court today, and the man who was injured is expected to recover. (NewsCenterMaine)
3. Andrew Benintendi, 24, just played his first World Series game, and recorded four hits, in the Boston Red Sox 8-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Three of those hits came against famed lefty Clayton Kershaw. (Press Herald)
4. School officials in the Five Town Community School District and School Administration District 28 — a combined district in Knox County that shares a central administration — are putting forth a pilot project this year that will replace two snow days with what administrators are calling “remote school days.” Instead of frolicking all day in the snow when winter weather makes roads unsafe for school bus travel, students will be expected to complete assigned work online or work on projects that would be due when they return to their classrooms. (BDN)
5. Bologna Day. This day celebrates Bologna, which can be made from any number of meats, including beef, turkey, venison, chicken, and even a vegetarian soy protein.