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Millionaire Lottery Winner Not Quitting His Day Job
2/16/2012 8:39:40 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (February 16, 2012) It will take more than $1 MILLION to get an Orangeburg man to hang up his hat.

Ive been working since I was 16, said the South Carolina Education Lotterys latest millionaire.

Im not quitting now, he added.

The winner was on his work break when he bought two lottery tickets. One of the Diamond Millionaire 10th Anniversary tickets he scratched made him an instant millionaire.

He took the ticket and headed, not home, but back to work.

He told lottery officials until recently he had been working seven days a week. Hes not even considering a vacation. Instead, hes sharing the winnings with his children and extended family.

Im blessed, he said. Im just going to keep on living and working.

The $10 Diamond Millionaire 10th Anniversary instant ticket went on sale January 3. The Orangeburg man is the second $1 million winner to come forward. As of this release, three more $1 million top prizes remain in the game. The odds of winning a $1 million top prize are 1 in 1,200,000.

Lil Cricket #847 in Orangeburg received a commission of $10,000 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 Carolinas students. In all, more than $2.6 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

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