COLUMBIA, SC (May 11, 2012) – A Sumter woman came home from grocery shopping with dinner and an announcement.
Her family was speechless to hear she bought a lottery ticket at the Food Lion on Broad St. in Sumter and won $200,000.
Her mom gave her a hug.
“I’m super excited,” the winner, who is in her 20s, said.
She told lottery officials she scratched the ticket sitting in her car in the grocery store’s parking lot then drove straight home to her family. She plays the Lottery regularly and usually breaks even, but now she’s ahead having beaten the 1 in 500,000 odds on the Fire & Ice scratch-off.
“Why do I play the Lottery?” she repeated back.
“To win,” she grinned.
As of this release, two top prizes of $200,000 remain in the $10 Fire & Ice game. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 500,000.
For selling the claimed ticket, Food Lion #1475 in Sumter received a commission of $2,000.
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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