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$200,000 Lottery Win Brings Daddy Home
3/1/2012 11:31:20 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 1, 2012) – A Memphis, TN, man traveled to Columbia to find work. His wife and kids were going back home to Tennessee, but he decided to stay behind and keep searching for a job.

A $200,000 lottery win is his ticket home.

Their little boy smiled the widest at the news.

“He is so happy his daddy is going home with us,” the winner’s wife told lottery officials. She said the down economy had hit the family hard. To save their home they were willing to live apart. Now the family won’t have too.

“We’re all going home together,” she said.

“Yes,” the winner said, his tears saying it all.

As of this release, four top prizes of $200,000 remains in the $10 Money Mania game.

The odds of winning $200,000 are 1 in 480,000.

El Cheapo in West Columbia 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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