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Blythewood Couple Keeping $200,000 Lottery Win a Secret from the Kids
1/23/2012 8:38:28 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (January 23, 2012) – A Blythewood man’s day started with a $100 lottery win and things only got better from there.

On his way home from work, he stopped at the Sharpe Shoppe #4 in Blythewood to cash in his $100 winning ticket and ending up buying another ticket, this one worth $200,000.

“I thought I was having a heart attack,” said the winner when the first number he scratched revealed a $200,000 prize.

“I was going to surprise my wife by putting the ticket under her pillow, but I couldn’t wait to tell her,” he said.

They decided the kids didn’t need to know about the money.

The couple is paying off their mortgage.

“This is such a blessing,” the winner said.

As of this release, three top prizes of $200,000 remains in the $10 Winner Green game.

The odds of winning $200,000 are 1 in 428,571.43.

Sharpe Shoppe #4 received a commission of $2,000 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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