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Lancaster Mechanic Wins $200,000 & Replaces Wife’s Clunker
8/12/2011 11:22:46 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 12, 2011) – A Lancaster mechanic is tired of fixing his wife’s car, so he’s buying her a new one.

He’s financing the deal with his $200,000 lottery win.

He claimed the prize today.

“I’ve never won anything in my life,” he told lottery officials when he arrived with the $200,000 Cash Inferno scratch-off.

His wife was anxious to share the news, but he wasn’t.

“I can’t tell anybody?” she asked.

“No,” he said.

The new car will likely give it away.

As of this release, two top prizes of $200,000 remain in the ten dollar $200,000 Cash Inferno game.

The odds of winning $200,000 are 1 in 504,000.

Every retailer that sells a claimed ticket of $10,000 or more earns a 1 percent retailer commission, capped at $50,000. The Crossroads Grill in Lancaster received $2,000.

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 $2.8 BILLION has been appropriated to support educational programs in the Palmetto State through June 2012.

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