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Loris Woman Recovering From $100,000 Lottery Win
7/6/2011 11:40:39 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (July 6, 2011) – To hear her tell it, winning the Lottery just about did in a Loris woman.

After she won $100,000 she almost drove her car into her house. Later she thought she was having a heart attack. At one point she cried. Then there was the sleep deprivation.

She stayed up all night watching a “House Hunters Marathon” guarding her Money Multiplier ticket.

“I’m paranoid,” she told lottery officials. “All night I thought I was hearing stuff.”

Not to point fingers, but she mentioned the clerk at Sunhouse #21 in Loris talked her into buying the ticket.

“I agreed to buy one, when she insisted I buy two,” she said. “I wasn’t planning to buy any.”

The second ticket tested her will.

“This is mind blowing,” her daughter said. “She’ll be all right.”

As of this release, one top prize of $100,000 remains in the $5 Money Multiplier game.

The odds of winning $100,000 are 1 in 540,000.

Every retailer that sells a claimed ticket of $10,000 or more earns a 1 percent retailer commission, capped at $50,000. Sunhouse #21 in Loris received $1,000.

Since the start of the Lottery in 2002, more than 920,000 college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolina’s students. In all, more than $2.5 BILLION has been appropriated to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

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