COLUMBIA, SC (May 18, 2012) – A Greenville man traveled to Columbia to cash in a winning lottery ticket, and all the women in his life followed.
His mother, grandmother, girlfriend and aunt were all eager to find out if the Money Maker scratch-off was indeed worth $100,000.
“Seeing is believing,” said his grandmother, who was pleased to hear her grandson won.
“I didn’t think it was real at first,” said the winner, who purchased the ticket from Harry’s Quick Stop #2 on Old Buncombe Rd. in Greenville. He stopped at the store to fill up his car and scratched the ticket while he waited. “I looked around to see if I was being pranked,” he said.
He called his mom first. She called his grandmother. It wasn’t long before the whole family knew and was asking when he was leaving to claim the ticket.
The winner, who works at his family’s business, doesn’t mind having them close.
“I’m going to have fun with my family and give to the church,” he said, making the ladies in the Lottery’s waiting area happy.
As of this release, three top prizes of $100,000 remain in the $5 Money Maker game. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 480,000.
Harry’s Quick Stop #2 in Greenville is fast becoming a lucky lottery destination. Earlier this month, the retailer sold a $1 million winning scratch-off to a local security guard.
For selling the most recently claimed ticket, Harry’s Quick Stop #2 received a commission of $1,000. The store was issued $10,000 for selling the $10 Diamond Millionaire 10th Anniversary ticket worth $1 million.
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.