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Spartanburg Woman Cancels Doctor’s Appointment to Claim $100,000
3/15/2011 8:45:37 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 15, 2011) – A Spartanburg woman canceled her doctor’s appointment to drive to Columbia to cash in a $100,000 lottery ticket.

“No one knows I’m here,” she confessed upon arrival.

She told lottery officials she scratched the Ric Flair™ Lucky WOOOOO!™ instant ticket sometime last week while stopped at a traffic light on her way to work.

“When I saw the winning numbers matched, instead of screaming ‘WOOOOO!’ I screamed ‘Thank you, Jesus!’” the winner told lottery officials in a prepared statement.

She didn’t scream for long, because she didn’t want anyone, not even a stranger on the street, to suspect anything was up. At work she kept quiet and tried to act normal. At home she kept the ticket in her Bible, knowing it would be a few days before she could slip away unnoticed to claim the prize.

“I’m a very private person,” her statement read. “With the money I’m going to give back to my church first and put money away for my three children’s educations.”

As of this release, one top prize of $100,000 remains in the Ric Flair™ Lucky WOOOOO!™ game. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 300,000.

Every retailer that sells a claimed ticket of $10,000 or more earns a 1 percent retailer commission, capped at $50,000. Kangaroo Express #3403 in Spartanburg received $1,000.

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