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Central Woman Wins $100,000 Playing the Lottery and Tips Son $15
4/30/2012 8:57:10 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (April 30, 2012) – A Central woman’s son bought a lottery ticket, so she decided to get one too.

He won $15. She won $100,000.

The winner admitted she doesn’t play very often. Seeing $100,000 printed on her $5 Money Maker scratch-off left her speechless and confused.

Her son was convinced she won, but she wasn’t sure. Lottery officials told her that her son was right.

“Oh, I’m smiling now,” she said mentioning the new washer, dryer, and living room furniture she is planning to buy.

What about her son?

“I’ll give him another $15,” she laughed. “That’s all he needs.”

As of this release, four top prizes of $100,000 remain in the $5 Money Maker game. The odds of winning $100,000 are 1 in 480,000.

Pilot Travel Center #61 in Clinton 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 $2.7 BILLION has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.

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