COLUMBIA, SC (May 30, 2012) – Four days after winning the Lottery, a Bluffton couple stopped to collect their $200,000 prize.
Why not sooner?
“We spent the time thinking, planning, working and keeping quiet,” the husband answered.
“He doesn’t like to drive,” his wife confessed.
In fact, she was so excited to hear they were finally leaving for Columbia to cash in the winning ticket that she almost walked out the door without it.
The pair bought the Extreme Green ticket while grocery shopping at the Piggly Wiggly on Burnt Church Rd. in Bluffton. They realized they won in the store’s parking lot, but they didn’t let the win alter their routine. The couple went home and to work the next day and the following days.
“Even if I won the big one for multi-millions, I would still work,” the wife said.
She declined to share specific plans for the money, except to say, “My husband has spent it all in his head.”
As of this release, two top prizes of $200,000 remain in the $10 Extreme Green game. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 497,142.86.
For selling the claimed ticket, Piggly Wiggly #23 in Bluffton 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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