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Lottery Win Gets St. Matthews Man in the Christmas Spirit
12/22/2011 8:39:31 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (December 22, 2011) – A St. Matthews man usually waits until the last minute to put up a Christmas tree—not this year.

A $100,000 lottery ticket has him motivated.

“It’s going to be a great Christmas for the wife and kids,” he said.

Last week, he was walking through the house scratching a $5 Royal Riches ticket. He stopped and fell down in the living room floor when he saw it was worth $100,000. He told his son, and he fell down in the floor beside his dad.

“Amazing,” he said. “It’s going to be full under our tree this year.”

As of this release, one top prizes of $100,000 remain in the $5 Royal Riches game.

The odds of winning $100,000 are 1 in 600,000.

Quick Pantry in St. Matthews received a commission of $1,000 for selling the claimed ticket.

Since the start of the Lottery in 2002, more than one million college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolina’s students. In all, more than $2.6 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

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