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Beaufort Couple Plays It Safe with $250,000 Lottery Winnings
3/29/2012 8:43:17 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 29, 2012) – Winning the Lottery was an unexpected thrill for a Beaufort couple, but that’s where the fun ends. They’re putting their $250,000 Mega Millions® winnings to practical use.

“It’s not enough to do something nuts,” the winner said.

An occasional lottery player, the Beaufort man opened his morning paper to read about a winning ticket sold at the Publix where he and his wife shop. He remembered his ticket and checked the numbers to realize he was the winner.

He talked it over with his wife, and the two decided being debt free was the way to go.

His quick picked ticket that matched the first five numbers drawn (1, 4, 6, 11 and 14 MB:30) on March 20 will go a long way toward eliminating their bills.

He was one number away from the jackpot and some serious fun.

“I don’t know if I could handle that number,” he laughed.

He’ll keep trying.

“I’ve got my ticket for the next drawing,” he said.

The odds of winning $250,000 playing Mega Millions® are 1 in 3,904,701.

Publix Super Markets #623 in Beaufort received a commission of $2,500 for selling the claimed ticket.

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