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$200,000 “Big Winner” from Lexington
11/8/2010 2:08:03 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (November 8, 2010) – Before dinner, a Lexington man sat down at the kitchen table to scratch an instant ticket. When he had uncovered the ticket he found he wasn’t hungry anymore. Excitement over winning $200,000 filled him up.

“Oh my!” he said when he realize he held a winning Big Winner scratch ticket. “Oh my!”

“I only bought one ticket,” he said. “Can you believe “13” was the lucky number that matched and won $200,000 for me?”

The manager at Quick Server in Lexington was thrilled when she heard the good news. The winner drove to the store to show Samina Jeelani his winning ticket. Overcome, she hugged the overjoyed lottery customer.

“Quick Server has never had a winner this big before,” Jeelani said. “When he was in the store, I was so happy I started yelling to all the customers in line telling them he won $200,000.”

The winner, who did not want to release his name, retired from Michelin and doesn’t plan to spend the money anytime soon. Well, he might buy a new car, but that’s all.

Big Winner is a $10 instant game. As of this release, two top prizes of $200,000 remain in the game. Big Winner has more than $6,689,000 in prizes remaining at all prize levels. For complete information, visit sceducationlottery.com.

Quick Server in Lexington sold the winning ticket. Every retailer that sells a claimed ticket of $10,000 or more earns a 1 percent retailer commission, capped at $50,000. The retailer received $2,000.

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